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Ramadan: Sokoto establishes 138 feeding centres, supports 231 groups

No fewer than 138 Ramadan feeding centres are currently feeding between 200 and  250 persons daily in Sokoto metropolis.

Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, the Chairman of the Sokoto State 2019 Ramadan Feeding Programme, told newsmen on Tuesday that 231 groups were also being supported under the initiative.

Maidoki said the previous feeding centres  were being maintained while additional ones were established with the increased feeding budget of  N380 million provided by the state government

He explained that five persons were appointed to run each centre in addition to a  supervisor while members of the Ramadan Feeding Committee were going round for monitoring.

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According to him, the  committee made up of  54 members often go round for  routine supervision every day.

He  said the programme  was going on smoothly although with few challenges.

Maidoki, who is also the Chairman of the Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission, said 10 bags of rice, three bags of millet, a bag of beans, chicken among other items  as well as N10,000 was being allocated to each centre  for 10 days.

He further said that four security officials were stationed at each centre  to ensure order in the distribution exercise. (NAN)

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