Kano State Government has provided N550 million for a free feeding programme during the Ramadan period.
Acting Governor Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said this while flagging off the programme at the premises of Kano Printing Press for the 140 centres across the eight metropolitan local governments.
Dr Gawuna said the purpose of the programme, which has been a tradition and sustained since 2015 by the Ganduje administration, is to reduce hardship faced by the less privileged, so as to enable them conduct Ramadan fast with comfort and ease.
The acting governor also called on the members of the Ramadan free-feeding committee to discharge their duties judiciously.
Speaking on behalf of the members of the committee, Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo assured that they would ensure regular supervision of the programme across the 140 centres of the eight metropolitan local governments.
While appreciating the State Government for sustaining the gesture, he said the food items provided include 4,300 bags of rice, 1,310 bags of millet, 865 bags of beans, 1,310 bags of sugar, 2,240 cartons of macaroni, 2,940 Jerry-cans of groundnut oil, 2,160 jerry-cans of palm oil, 52,000 sachets of water and lots more.
Reporting by Abdullahi jalaluddeen; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor