The Sokoto State Government has distributed N110m to orphans in the State for the purchase of cows in order to provide meat to 4,205 orphans on the Eid-El-Kabir Day.
The Chairman of the State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, said, N130,000 were 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.”
As in the case of Borno where relief materials meant for internally displaced persons were diverted, the chairman asserted that the committee has taken measures to ensure the judicious utilisation 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.