The senator representing Kwara central senatorial district, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday flagged-off his annual distribution of Ramadan gifts – consisting of raw food items – to his constituents.
The items, worth about N80 million, was distributed to the people of Kwara central in all the 832 polling units at his political office, Mandate House, in Ilorin, the state capital.
Saraki, who is a former governor of the state, according to the Director General of his constituency office, Engineer Musa Yeketi, said the gesture was to assist the fasting Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan.
Presenting the items to six executive members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that represented each of the polling units on behalf of the senator, Yeketi urged them to ensure that the items get to all fasting Muslims in their respective zones.
He said that Saraki in his usual tradition during the month of Ramadan, will soon flag off another phase of items distribution that will cost N39 million to the people.
“As it is the tradition of our leader, Senator Bukola Saraki every year, today (yesterday) he is flagging off the distribution of raw food items to the 832 polling units in Ilorin Emirate for the people of his constituency and teeming party supporters.
“The cost of this one we are flagging off today (yesterday) is N37 million and another phase of N39 million for individuals will soon be flag-off”, Yeketi said.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, an executive from Ebenezer (005) Gaa- Akanbi ward three, Mr. Saka Yusuf, said they were impressed with the gesture.
“We never expect this much, what we got this year is an improvement. Last year Ramadan it was not like this, today we received two bags of Rice, a bag of maize,a bag of Guinea – Corn, Salt and beans”, he said.