Sokoto State Government has disbursed N11 million for the purchase of cows for the provision of meat to 4,205 orphans on the Eid El-Kabir Day.

The Chairman of the State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday.

Maidoki said, “N130,000 was given to each of the 85 districts in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.

” Each of the districts will buy a cow, slaughter it and distribute it to 50 orphans each.

” The gesture is aimed at providing a sense of belonging to the orphans during the sallah festivities,” he added.

The chairman averred that the committee has taken measures to ensure the judicious utilization of the funds.

Maidoki further promised that the committee will monitor the distribution of the meat to ensure that all the targeted children were adequately covered.

He also appealed to the District Heads to ensure the equitable distribution of the meat from their end. (NAN)

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