Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said the state government spent N2.9bn to feed Muslim faithfuls during Ramadan.
The governor revealed this during a broadcast to celebrate this year’s Eid-Fitr on Saturday.
According to him, the sum of N55.2 million was earmarked to procure 280 cows which have already been distributed to civil servants, groups and communities to mark this year’s Eid-Fitr celebration.
He further said that the state equally distributed a consignment of guinea brocade and textiles fabrics to 40,000 orphans across the state to enable them have new dresses for the Sallah celebration.
Matawalle revealed that the State Ministry of Finance was directed to ensure that salaries are paid from 18th of May to enable the civil servants prepare for the occasion.
He therefore urged the people of the state to comply with the safety measures prescribed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control such as wearing of face masks, avoiding crowded places and ensuring social distancing in all unions and congregations throughout this festivity and beyond.