Kano govt launches 2024 Ramadan Feeding Committee

In a significant move towards boosting unity and support, the Kano state government Wednesday inaugurated a committee for the upcoming 2024 Ramadan Feeding Programme (RFP).

The state deputy governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalan Gwarzo, during the inauguration of the committee in his office, said the programme aims to assist all residents of the state, transcending political affiliations.

A press statement issued to the journalists by the Deputy Governor’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, said the deputy governor urged the committee to strategise in the distribution of food across designated areas in the state, highlighting the importance of completing their task within five days.

He stated the need to review previous reports and ensuring tangible results to address existing gaps.

The committee’s terms of reference include identifying key distribution spots within the eight metropolitan local governments and 36 local government areas of the state, recommending breakfast menus for the targeted Muslim Ummah during Ramadan, and identifying individuals or groups deserving of government goodwill as a Ramadan gesture.

Expressing gratitude to the people of the state for their ongoing support, Comrade Gwarzo underlined the commitment of the administration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Speaking on behalf of the committee, the state Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Ahmad Tijjani Auwal, thanked the state government for entrusting them with this crucial Ramadan feeding task. He assured that the committee would work diligently to fulfill its mandate.

Auwal also called on philanthropists in the state to support the programme and ensuring its success and widespread benefits during the Holy Ramadan month.

Other members of the committee includes: Aisha Lawan Saji, Commissioner for Women Affairs, Amina Abdullahi, Commissioner for Special Duties, Umar Haruna Doguwa, Commissioner for Education and Baba Halilu Dantiye, Commissioner for Information, among others.