The Kano State Government is to spend N345m on feeding the less priviledged during the Ramadan season.
The state Commissioner of Information, Youth and Culture, who is also the state chairman Ramadan feeding monitoring committee Malam Muhammad Garba disclosed this while flagging off this year’s Ramadan feeding programme at the premises of Kano printing press.
The commissioner disclosed that the administration sustained the annual feeding programme in order to alleviate the suffering of the less privileged in the state.
He said the committee would monitor the preparation and distribution of the meals to ensure the success of the feeding programme.
Malam Garba warned that the state would not hesitate to cancel the contract of any cook or distributor found to be sabotaging the programme.
The commissioner appealed to the wealthy people in the state to complement government’s effort by contributing their own quota to ensure the success of the programme.
Food items distributed for the first 10 days for 130 centres include 3000 bags of rice, 1170 bags of millet, 780 bags of flour, 1170 bags of sugar, 1950 cartons of macaroni, 2340 Jerry cans of groundnutoil, 780 Jerry cans of palm oil, 390 bags of dates among others.
Each centre will be receiving N10,000 daily for the purchase of cooking ingredients for the whole month of Ramadan.