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  • Updated: March 31, 2023

Qatar Empowers Eight Sokoto IDP Families With 40 Cows

Qatar Empowers Eight Sokoto IDP Families With 40 Cows

Qatar Charity in collaboration with the Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission (SOZECOM), on Friday, inaugurated its new project tagged “Livestock Empowerment value chain Programme to needy” in the state.

The program took off with eight families among the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gandi in Rabah Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking at the event, Executive Chairman of SOZECOM, Malam Muhammad Maidoki, who appreciated the initiative said the system is a new model which would immensely impact the lives of many people towards ensuring a sustainable society.

“We do not have enough words to thank the Qatar Charity’s numerous interventions to our people, particularly the less privileged among us.

“Today’s project is like many others we had benefited in Sokoto State, it is a value chain model system that will enable sustainable family empowerment.

“Therefore, the benefiting families should remain patient and determined, because the livestock business requires a lot of dedication to become sustainable,” he said.

Also speaking, Executive County Director, Qatar Charity Abuja Office, Nigeria, Dr Hamdi Alsayed said the initiative was created to assist the needy society to become self-reliant.

He said the first batch of 40 cows was to be distributed to eight families, where each family would benefit with five cows, bags of animal feeds and other materials required for livestock rearing.
“The cows will be artificially inseminated to be able to produce milk in commercial quantity for dairy production,” NAN quoted Alsayed.

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