By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Incarcerated leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky has flagged off the distribution of Ramadan Palliatiaves to 111,000 Nigerians.
Performing the fag off in Kaduna on Tuesday May 12, 2020, Mukhtar Abdullahi Sherrif a member of the palliatiaves committee said that while he was free, it was Sheikh Zakzaky’s tradition to distrbute foodsuff during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
“Sheikh Zakzaky has always been giving out food to the less privileged when he was free and even while in detention, he has continued to do same, this year is no different.
“We are distributing these food items to.cushion hardship faced by Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike. We are distributing these food packs to 3,000 people in each state of the country, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja,” he informed.
Sherrif said the first batch of beneficiaries in Kaduna who will benefit on Tuesday are 600 persons.
“In ensuring that we adhere to medical experts advice on Curbing Spread of the CoronaVirus, we will be distributing 600 bags daily,” he said.
Items distrbuted included a 10kg bag of rice, milk, sugar, macaroni, dates palm, noodles and milo.
Some select journalists in Kaduna we’re among the first set of beneficiaries.