Ramadan: How Kano Govt Fed 930, 000 Fasting Muslims
No fewer than 930 000 Muslims that are currently observing the month of Ramadan fasting have been fed by Kano State Government.
The government started the feeding programme right from the day the fasting began till now.
The Chairman of the Committee on Ramadan Feeding and Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the Government House, Kano.
According to him, government provides food for about 250 people each from 186 centres across the state to break their fasting on a daily basis.
“Feeding 250 people from each of the 186 centres will give their numbers to 46,500 daily, and if multiplied by 30 days of the month of Ramadan, the number rises to over 1.395 million people,” he said.
Despite paucity of funds, Garba commended the state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje for sustaining the yearly Ramadan feeding, despite the present paucity of fund.
“We have achieved our objective now and we are not going to relent until after the Ramadan fasting,” he said.
The fasting Muslims eat Spaghetti and some other kinds of foods during the period.
He urged well-to-do Muslims in the state to complement government’s effort as the programme was aimed at assisting the poor in the society.