Ramadan relief: Jigawa to distribute rice, spaghetti

The Jigawa Government has given the approval to purchase 27,000 bags of rice and 10,800 cartons of spaghetti as part of a Ramadan gesture for distribution  among the residents.

 

The Jigawa State Executive Council has approved the procurement of 27,000 bags of rice and 10,800 cartons of spaghetti as palliative support for residents during the 1445AH/2024 Ramadan season. The gesture aims to alleviate the hardship caused by the high costs of food items in the market.

Additionally, the council approved the introduction of a special program named “Jigawa Worker Agricultural Support Scheme, JWASS,” providing agricultural inputs loans for workers at all levels to enhance food security. The scheme is part of Governor Umar Namadi’s food security initiative.

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The Jigawa State Executive Council approved the formation of an Extra-Ministerial committee to coordinate the JWASS scheme. The committee, led by the Head of Service, includes members such as the Commissioner of Finance, Commissioner of Women Affairs, Commissioner for Information, Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Director General of the Jigawa State Employment and Empowerment Agency, Technical Adviser on Agriculture, Managing Director of the Jigawa Agricultural Development Authority, and representatives from organized labor, NLC and TUC.

The Ministry of Justice will provide the secretariat for the committee, and a Secretary will be appointed to facilitate its operations. The objective of the scheme is to enable workers to achieve food security.

 

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