No fewer than 4,000 people in Sokoto state have benefited from the Federal Government’s palliatives to alleviate the harsh economic realities occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Chairman, Zakkat and Endowment Commission, Malam Muhammad Maidoki, disclosed this on the final day of the distribution of the palliatives by the Federal Government in the state.
Maidoki said that 23 out of the 86 districts in the state had benefited from the palliatives with 100 people receiving 20 kg bag of rice each and four litters of vegetable oil in the districts.
He commended the Federal Government for the gesture and called on the beneficiaries to continue to pray for the leaders, the peace of the country and end to all crimes and criminality as well as COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsmen recall that Sokoto state government began the distribution of the palliatives on May 23, and handed over the activity to the state Zakkat and endowment commission.
Inaugurating the distribution, Dr Ali Inname, Commissioner for Health and Chairman, Sokoto State Taskforce on COVID-19, said that the palliatives were received through Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development.
According to Inname, the aim of the gesture is to alleviate the harsh economic realities occasioned by measures imposed to curtail the spread of corona virus pandemic in the country.