Sokoto State government says it earmarked N162 million for free feeding this Ramadan.
Governor Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko said at a Hadith memorization ceremony and launch of a book titled Nurul-Al Babi in Sokoto organized by Sahaba Centre that the gesture was aimed at ensuring the welfare of the people during the period.
Represented by Commissioner for Rural Development Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu, the governor commended the centre for the event which he said would promote the study of hadith among Muslim youths.
Director of the Centre, Dr. Monsur Ibrahim, said the centre was established for Islamic propagation, promotion of work of past scholars and promotion of unity among the Muslim community.
According to him, 17 Islamic books have so far been translated by the centre.