The Zamafara State government will spend a total of N1 billion to construct mosques and Ramadan feeding programme in the 2020 budget.
According to a report by Independent Nigeria, Tukur Jangebe, the state Commissioner of Religious Affairs, disclosed this while defending the 2020 budget proposal of his ministry at the state House of Assembly in Gusau on Tuesday.
Jangebe noted that over N300 million from the amount will be used for special Ramadan packages for rural dwellers in the upcoming 2020 Ramadan fast.
“You know previously in every Ramadan season, the state government establishes Ramadan feeding centres across the state under this ministry.
“This time, we are going to restructure the Ramadan feeding package in the state, we want to reorganise it in such a way that it will reach the target beneficiaries in the rural communities.
“We plan to provide grains, essential commodities and cash to various categories of needy instead of Ramadan feeding centers”, the commissioner said.
According to him, under the budget proposal, the ministry also planned to build additional Jumu’at Mosques across the 17 emirates of the state.
“We are going to establish one Islamic education centre in each of the three senatorial districts in the state,” he added.