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Zamfara Spends N2.9bn To Feed Muslim faithfuls, Procures 55.2m Worth of Cows To Celebrate Eid-el-Fitri

Zamfara State Government has revealed that it has spent N2.9bn for Ramadan feeding as the fast comes to end.

The Governor, Bello Matawalle, made this known in a state-wide broadcast on Saturday, to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr.

The governor said N55.2m was earmarked to purchase 280 cows which have since been distributed to civil servants, groups and communities to mark this year’s Eid-Fitr celebration.

He said, “We have equally distributed a consignment of guinea brocade and textiles fabrics to 40,000 orphans across the state to enable them have new dresses for the Sallah celebration.

“I instructed the Ministry of Finance to ensure that salaries are paid from 18th of May to enable the civil servants prepare for the occasion.

“From the reports I received, most of the civil servants had received their salaries by the 20th of May.

“I urge you to adhere to the safety measures prescribed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control such as wearing of face masks, avoiding crowded places and ensuring social distancing in all unions and congregations throughout this festivity and beyond.”

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