Over 120 Zamfara Almajiri Schools Get Foodstuffs, Cash Every Month

Over 120 Zamfara Almajiri Schools Get Foodstuffs, Cash Every Month

From Ahmad Ibrahim Gusau

Special Adviser,  Islamic Organizations and Qur’anic Schools Welfare Board,  Dr. Atiku Shehu Balarabe Zawiyya, Gusau has said that over 120 Almajiri Schools across Zamfara state benefit each month from the state government’s gesture of assorted foodstuffs and physical cash.

This he disclosed during the flag off ceremony of the programe  in Gusau.

Dr. Atiku Shehu Balarabe said that, 10 Amajiri Schools in Gusau benefited with 10 bags of rice, and N40,000 each, while other  three selected Almajiri schools of the 14 Local government areas of the State benefited with 10 bags of Maize and N40,000 each, adding that, over 18000 Almajiri pupils  in the state do benefit from the gesture.

He commended individual efforts that assisted in the Almajiri pupils feeding programme in the state, calling on all and sundry to emulate them.

In his contribution, the Executive Secretary of the board,  Alhaji Sani Abdullahi  (Baraden Jangebe) opined  that, the board was created in 2004, during former Governor Ahmad  Sani Yariman Bakura’s administration, adding that, so far the board has achieved a lot,  especially in the area of assisting Almajiri, orphans and other less privileged persons as well as promoting other Islamic activities in the state. 

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