The Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakala on Saturday distributed clothing materials to 8,385 indigent persons including widows, orphans and physically challenged persons as Ramadan/Sallah largesse.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that thousands of the beneficiaries converged on Deputy Governor’s residence located at Albarkawa area, Gusau in the early hours of Saturday to receive the largesse.
Speaking to newsmen after the distribution of the items, Wakkala said the gesture was aimed at assisting the needy in the Holy month of Ramadan.
He said: “You know, this is an annual programme. In every Ramadan I provide this assistance to various categories of the needy.
“This is my own personal assistance to them to enable them celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in happy mood.
“This gesture is in line with the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that gives much emphasis on assisting the needy especially during the Holy month of Ramadan.”
Wakkala noted that the assistance would also go a long way in reducing hardship among the poor in the state.
He called on the people of the state to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray and seek Allah’s intervention to return peace and stability in the state in particular and the Nigeria at large.