Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has distributed clothing materials and food items to 12,485 orphans and indigent persons across the state.
According to a statement issued by Imam Imam, both the food items and the clothing materials were purchased by the state government through the state Zakkat and Endowment Committee.
Speaking at the occasion, Tambuwal said that each female orphan will receive a wrapper and N1000, while each male orphan will receive five yards of clothing material and N1000.
Tambuwal stated that the gesture was aimed at assisting the orphans and the needy to celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr with ease.
His words: ''The state government is strongly committed to ensuring the welfare of all categories of people in the state.”
“We will always strive to fulfil our campaign promises to the people of the state in spite of so many challenges.''
The governor also announced his personal donation of three hundred bags of rice to the people of Kuchi District.
Also speaking, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, commended the state government for the gesture.
Abubakar, who was represented by the District Head of Binji, Alhaji Kabiru Usman, urged wealthy persons in the state to emulate the gesture.
The Sultan further appealed to Nigerians to pray fervently for leaders at all levels to succeed.
The monarch also admonished Nigerians to seek for divine forgiveness as a panacea to the current myriad of challenges in the country.
The Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Katami also commended Tambuwal for according priority to all the activities of the Ministry.
“We will continue to live above board in the discharge of our duties, to further alleviate the suffering of the people in the state,'' Katami, promised.