NIGERIA. Minna: 400 families in three states have benefitted from the Ramadan packages distributed by the International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO).
The Charity Organisation says that it would distribute the Ramadan packages to beneficial families in Niger, Osun and Oyo states.
Other states which include Nasarawa, Kaduna and Lagos would benefit when more funds are made available, the Country Director of IICO, Alhaji AbdulWasiu Zubair Adeshina said during the distribution programme in Minna, the Niger state capital.
The Country Director explained that the distribution was necessary because this is a period when the Muslim brethren would need it most especially as they are currently fasting.
He said that vulnerable members of the society were chosen to benefit from the package because it was observed that it would reduce the burden of the fasting on them.
“We are giving out these food items to help the less privileged fasting Muslims and to cushion the effect of economic challenges”, he said.
Adesina further explained that the 2021 Ramadan Package would gulp N5.4 million adding that it is done every year by the charity.
Each package of the palliatives contains rice, maize, Maggi, salt, sugar, date, and groundnut oil.
The IICO Nigeria Director appealed to government and influential individuals to support the less privileged during this period of the Ramadan.
About International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO)
The International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) is an independent non-political organisation that offers a wide range of humanitarian services for people all over the world.
IICO provides assistance to the needy in social, economical, educational, medical, and cultural fields as well as urgent relief aids in case of war, natural, disasters, epidemics, famines, and similar circumstances.