From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi

The Kebbi State government has begun free Ramadan feeding in 69 centres across the 21 local government areas of the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Affairs, Engr Imran Usman-Abdulrahman, stated this in Birnin Kebbi while speaking with reporters.

He said, “Governor Nasir Idris has authorised that three feeding centres for Ramadan breakfast should be opened in each the 21 local government areas of the state beginning from the first day of the Ramadan to assist people with food.”

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Abdulrahman added that the governor had provided financial support for the complete renovation of the Abass Jega Jimuat Mosque at Rafin Atiku, Birnin Kebbi, including internal furnishing and installation of security lights.

“The governor had wanted the work to begin right away but the Iman of the Mosque, suggested that the action be deferred until after Eid-el-fitir because of the ongoing Ramadan Tafsir,” he said.

The aide solicited for fervent prayers for God’s protection and guidance from the people for the governor and other leaders in the country as well as prevalence of peace and security and prosperity in the country.