Despite the economic recession and wide spread hunger, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has approved a whopping sum of N566 million, to build 189 Mosques in Sokoto State.
The State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, through the Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Katami, disclosed this at the flag-off of the 2017 Zakkat and endowment distribution and special assistance to orphans, held in Illela Local Government Area of the State.
He added that his Ministry had provided grants to some Islamic organisations and community development associations, to the tune of N805 million, from 2015 to date.
Also speaking, the Acting Chairman of the Sokoto State Zakkat Commission, Lawal Maidoki, said that 18,200 orphans and the needy from across the 85 districts of the State, would be provided with cloths, 50kg of rice, meat, and cash, because of the fasting and Sallah celebration.
In his speech, the Regional Governor of Koni in Niger Republic, underscored the significance of feeding the needy in the holy month of Ramadan.
Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, commended Governor Tambuwal for sustaining the gesture, and hailed the Acting Chairman of the Commission, for his accountability.
While flagging off the distribution, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, reiterated his government’s commitment towards improving the living standard of the people.
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