Niger partners Kuwait on N39m Sallah food

NIGER State Government and the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Nigeria spent N39 million during the Eid-El-Kabir celebration for the distribution of rams and food to the less privileged.

Director-General of the Niger State Bureau of Religious Affairs Umar Abdullahi said the government spent N30 million for the distribution of rams and foodstuff to Ulamas, Imams and the less privileged.

Abdullahi told The Nation after the Eid-Al-Adha sacrifices project by the Embassy of Kuwait in Nigeria in Minna.

He said that the rams and foodstuff were distributed across the 25 local government areas of the state and that it was part of government’s effort to reduce the hardship faced by Muslims during the celebration especially for those who could not carry out their animal sacrifices.

On his part, the Country Director of the International Islamic Charitable Organisation (IICO) in Nigeria, Abdulwasie Adesina disclosed that N9 million was expended for the 2020 Eid-Al-Adha Sacrifices Project.

According to him, the sacrifices project was funded by the Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation, supervised by the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Nigeria and executed by the International Islamic Charitable Organization in Nigeria.