Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who is currently in a correctional centre in Kaduna has started the distribution of palliatives to 111,000 Nigerians.
Performing the flag-off in Kaduna on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, a member of the palliatives committee set up by the Shiites leader, Mukhtar Abdullahi Sherrif said it has been the tradition by their leader to assist the vulnerable and the less privileged during the Ramadan fast.
“Sheikh Zakzaky has always been giving out food to the less privileged when he was free and even now in detention, with COVID-19 and Ramadan he has continued to do same.
“We are distributing these food items to.cushion hardship faced by Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike.
“We are distributing these food packs to 3,000 people in each state of the country, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja,” he said.
According to him, the first batch of 600 beneficiaries in Kaduna are benefitting Tuesday.
“In ensuring that we adhere to medical experts advice on curbing the spread of the coronavirus, we will be distributing 600 bags daily,” he said.
Items to be distributed included a 10kg bag of rice, milk, sugar, macaroni, dates palm, noodles and milo.