Zamfara State government on Tuesday warned stakeholders against diversion of Ramadan welfare package worth N2.9billion.
The Chairman of the main committee, Nasiru Magarya, who is also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, gave the warning during the distribution of the grains to local government chairmen in the state.
He however encouraged the Local government chairmen to be actively involve in the distribution otherwise they will have their reputation in a mess
Stressing that the grains are for the poor and anyone caught diverting them will face the wrath of the law.
He also reiterate “The grains are for beneficiaries. It is for poor people and indigent beneficiaries.
However, diverting or selling it is a criminal offence and all offender will face the law
Adding that efforts are in place to ensure transparency and that the poor and indigent will enjoy the welfare packages.
He also expressed his confidence in the reputation of members committee set up to oversee the fair distribution exercise
Fair Distribution; Zamfara Govt Warns
Magarya added that the state Governor Bello Matawalle has purchased 450 trucks of foodstuffs and essential commodities.
for distribution to the public as Ramadan welfare packages for the vulnerable, less privileged, internally displaced persons, low-level civil servants, and other members of the public.
He also noted that the welfare packages will help in reducing the hardship being faced by people;
Adding that it will enable them to observe the Ramadan fast with relative ease and happiness.
This is however a commendable move by the government according to response from residents in the rural area of the state
This also will in every form of it helps to cushion the effect of the Post Covid-19 on the poor and the state at large