Niger State govt earmark 40 million for feeding of Almajiri

Channels Television  
Updated July 28, 2012

The Niger state government has released the sum of 40 million naira for the feeding of Almajiris in the state capital during the month of Ramadan.

Speaking to Channels Television in Minna, the secretary of the nine man committee set up by the state government to oversee the feeding, Alhaji Hadi Kuta, explained that Ramadan is just a part of the comprehensive programme to eradicate Almajiri from the streets of Niger State.

Alhaji Kuta explained that the state government has set up feeding centres in some mosques during this Ramadan, he also added that these children who are part of the Almajiri education where taken off the street so they can benefit from the Ramadan feeding programme.

The motive of the exercise is to alleviate the suffering of the people. Over 6000 children are being fed twice a day during the 30-day Ramadan month across several mosques in the state capital.