Sokoto State Government has dolled out foodstuff and clothing materials worth N9.7 million to indigent women ahead of the Sallah festival. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Alhaji Suleiman Sarkin-Fulani disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Sokoto. He said the ministry had set up committees to distribute the items which included rice, sugar, wrappers, cash, among others.
The permanent secretary said apart from the women, patients on admission in hospitals and physically challenged persons would also benefit. “The gesture is aimed at assisting the women to observe the ongoing Ramadan fast with ease. “The clothing materials will also enable them to dress perfectly during the forthcoming Sallah just like other advantaged women,” Sarkin-Fulani added.
He warned the women against selling the items, sating the donation was to ease their hardship especially during the Ramadan and Sallah festivities.