The Kano state government has earmarked N300 million for the annual Ramadan free feeding programme scheduled to begin on Saturday. According to NAN, Ibrahim Kankarofi, chairman of the programme, made the disclosure at a meeting with coordinators of the feeding centres at the government house, Friday. He said the state government had made adequate preparations to ensure the success of the programme across the 44 local government areas of the state.
Kankarofi warned that anyone found diverting the food items would be appropriately punished. While urging well-to-do Muslims in the state to complement government effort asthe programme was aimed at assisting the poor in the society, he said the state government has approved additional menu including Spaghetti and Macaroni amongst others. He also directed the coordinators to ensure prompt distribution of the meals tothe right people.Speaking on behalf of the coordinators, Abba Shehu said that they would discharge their duties as expected and with utmost fear of God.