Wike distributes 5000 bags of rice, others to FCT Muslims

FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has distributed food items to Muslims in Nigeria’s capital city in the light of the Ramadan fast.

Wike, who was represented by the FCT Head of Service, Samuel Udo Atang, shared 5000 bags of rice, 1000 cartons of vegetable oil, 1000 cartons of sugar to the Muslim faithful.

Beneficiaries of the Ramadan donations were the 17 FCT graded chiefs, mosques in the FCT, including the six Area Councils, as well as welfare associations.

He stated that the gesture was a demonstration that every individual in the FCT mattered.

He added that the items were “intended to cushion the effect of rising food prices as well as to ensure that Muslims in the FCT break their fast with ease.”

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Wike charged the Muslims to use the fasting period to pray for peace in the country as well as for good health of President Bola Tinubu.

Director of Protocol in the office of the Minister, Sani Daura, in his welcome address, noted that the initiative was not a mere act of charity but a demonstration of the FCT Administration’s unwavering commitment to stand together, shoulder to shoulder with residents, in times of need.

Daura, while thanking the minister for the gesture, said the initiative also served as “a beacon of hope and solidarity, embodying the true spirit of Ramadan – a time of giving, compassion, and unity.”

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In their separate responses, Chief Imam of the official residence of the FCT Minister, Ustaz Lawal Mustafa and Head, Bwari Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Bala Tsoho Musa, expressed gratitude to the FCT Minister for reducing the hardship and helping the Muslims to observe the fast in a good state of mind.

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