Scores of Islamic organisations are now organizing feeding platforms as a succor to Nigerian Muslims during the Ramadan fasting. Already, the COVID-19 pandemic is having its toll on Nigerians who have been unable to go to their workplaces, but several feeding programmes are in the offing to relief Nigerians of the impact of lockdown during Ramadan.
Among the groups are the Pious Muslim Women, which is set to feed about 2000 Muslims across nine states during the Ramadan fast. The founder of the NGO, Dr Hamdalat Yusuf, said that this is the sixth in the series since 2014 when the group was established.
She said: “We cover the major towns of nine states in Nigeria in which most of our members reside. The states are Kwara, Lagos, Osun, Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger and Rivers States.”
“Our usual practice is to give raw food stuff such as rice, beans, garri, wheat, semovita and groundnut oil, amongst others.
“However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, we decided to give a sum of N5000 to each of our beneficiaries.