Eid el-Kabir: Sokoto buys N11m cows for orphans

Sokoto State Government has disbursed N11 million for the purchase of cows for the provision of meat to 4,205 orphans on the Eid El-Kabir Day.

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The Chairman of the State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, on Saturday said, “N130,000 was given to each of the 85 districts in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.

“Each of the districts will buy a cow, slaughter it and distribute it to 50 orphans each. “The gesture is aimed at providing a sense of belonging to the orphans during the sallah festivities. ”

The chairman averred that the committee has taken measures to ensure the judicious utilization of the funds. Maidoki further promised that the committee will monitor the distribution of the meat to ensure that all the targeted children were adequately covered.

He also appealed to the District Heads to ensure the equitable distribution of the meat from their end.



  1. These northern governors still use food to keep their citizens in perpetual poverty. After eating cow on sallah day what happens to the orphan the rest of the year.

  2. Abeg find policies that can give them education and independence so they would have a better future. All these cow gesture, stomach infrastructure and the rest is an insult to Nigerian citizens. It only make politicians become God. There is need for social welfare so that the unemployed, the elderly, the ophans and disabled are taken care of. Nigeria is rich enough for that but our policies favour only the politicians themselves,even after they have left power, they want life pension and we have disabled and ophans. .it’s a shame …we need more intelligent politicians who are ready to serve

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