Sallah Welfare: Defence Minister Matawalle Distributes 4,860 rams, N390m to Zamfara people  

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From Maiharaji Altine

Ahead of the 2024 Eid-El-Kabir festivities, the  Zamfara State APC leader  who doubles as Hon. Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle has distributed a total of 4,860 rams to the people of Zamfara.

The former governor’s gesture, which has become part of his tradition  during such festivals, also came along with the sum of N390 million to be shared among beneficiaries.

In a statement, the state’s APC Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Idris said, the beneficiaries included members of the State Chapter of the APC Working Committee SWC as well as the party’s executive at the local government and ward levels in all the local government areas of the state.

Other beneficiaries according to the statement are, the party elders, youths, women groups, Ulamas, less privileged persons, orphans and the needy as well as party members throughout the state.

Others are former appointees in Matawalle’s administration including commissioners, Special Advisers, Directors General, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Permanent Commissioners and Board members.

Similarly, a total of 140 persons were selected from the 14 local government areas of the state and given N100,000 each to support them during the Sallah celebration.

While showing his continuous appreciation to the people of the Northwest Zone for trooping out massively to vote for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the 2023 Presidential election during which Matawalle served as the Zone’s Coordinator, the Minister identified some notable figures of the zone and extended his Sallah gesture to them.

He commended the overwhelming continued support being enjoyed from the zone by the Tinubu-led administration assuring that the government would continue to do its best to make life much easier to them through the provision of more dividends of democracy and protection of people’s lives and property.

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