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Kano confirms donation of 100 trucks of rice, other goodies from FG

Kano Governor Abba Yusuf

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

By Aminu Garko

Kano Government said it has received 100 trucks of rice, 44 trucks of sorghum and four trucks of maize from the Federal Government for distribution to the vulnerable people in the state.

It added that the Dangote Foundation has also donated 120,000 10kg bags of rice to the state for the same purpose while on its part, it is also distributing 145 trucks of assorted grains across the 484 wards

This was revealed in a statement on Sunday by Malam Sanusi Dawakin Tofa, Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Kano State Government. o.

He added that the distribution of the 145 trucks of assorted grains across 484 wards was in collaboration with the Local Government Councils in the state.

But the Director General said the state government has also commenced an investigation into the ongoing Ramadan feeding programme in the state.

Tofa said that Gov. Abba Yusuf had expressed dismay over the operation of the programme when he paid a surprise visit to some selected Ramadan Feeding Centres in Kano metropolis.

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” Yusuf expressed disappointment at what he saw at the centres, asking several questions that had no answers from the operators of the programme.

“The governor said that in the next 24 hours,the government would reorganise the feeding committee handling the exercise,”he said.

Tofa said that the state government had set aside 80 feeding centres across eight Local Government Areas, and that the target was to feed 1,000 persons daily at each centre.

“Yusuf was at the feeding centres and saw what was happening and instead of meeting the actual 1,000 targeted people, only 450 registered beneficiaries were being fed at the centres he visited,” he said.

Tofa said that because of the situation at the centres, the governor ordered the reorganisation of the committee handling the exercise.

He also ordered an investigation into the whole exercise with a view to punishing the culprits.( NAN)(
Edited by Joseph Edeh

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