Christmas: Sokoto resident communities get cash, food items

Gov. Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state

Gov. Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state

By Taiwo Okanlawon

The Sokoto State government on Saturday distributed N25 million and essential food items to the resident communities in preparation for the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Hajiya Maryam D’Mass, the Special Adviser to Gov. Ahmed Aliyu on Resident Community and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), inaugurated the distribution, emphasising its aim to alleviate the economic challenges faced by the society.

D’Mass expressed her satisfaction with the administration’s commitment to the well-being of all citizens in Sokoto state.

She assured the gathering that the gesture is a groundbreaking and sustainable effort, marking the first time a state government has provided relief materials to resident communities in the state.

“I am pleased to inform you that the present administration prioritises the well-being of all citizens in Sokoto state.

“This act reflects our commitment to peace and peaceful coexistence, and I assure you that it will be an ongoing initiative.

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“We should sustain our support and prayers for the government to continue to excel so that we can enjoy more dividends of democracy at our doorsteps,” she urged.

D’Mass further assured the resident community of equal treatment with any other citizen in the state.

She said the distribution would cover 25 groups, each receiving 10 bags of 50kg rice, 10 cartons of spaghetti, five 25-liter jerry cans of vegetable oil, and a cash amount of N1 million.

The special adviser thanked the governor and Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto) for the opportunity to serve the state and the resident community.

Mr Olubunmi Dare, the Association of Communities Resident in Sokoto (ACORS) ‘s Chairman, appreciated the state government’s concern and support for their members.

Dare emphasised the need for all the resident communities to maintain the peaceful environment experienced in the state.


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