The Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) says it is set to feed 6,500 persons in about 130 outlets across its 22 zonal branches during the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
Mr Akeem Yusuf, the NASFAT’s publicity secretary, said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos that the gesture had become an annual practice by the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Eid-el-Fitri is celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting.
“This is a tradition of the society.
“We felicitate with fellow Muslims in Nigeria and in the diaspora to mark the end of Ramadan.
“The programme has, this year, been extended to zonal branches of the society within and outside Nigeria.
“NASFAT has also disbursed N60.9 million in cash and food items to the vulnerable in the society, as a palliative measure to mitigate the effect of the lockdown against the COVID-19 pandemic,’’ Yusuf stated.
He said the movement restriction has greatly affected the means of livelihood of many Nigerians, particularly those who live on daily income.
No fewer than 18,942 households and 113,652 people benefited from the disbursement across the 22 zones in 47 days of the lockdown.
“Some households got N10,000 while some got food items.
“NASFAT ‘Feed a mouth’ programme took the centre stage during the month of Ramadan,’’ Yusuf said.
Some of the outlets designated for the free meal to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri in Lagos zone include Alausa, Ikeja, Ogba, Imota, Epe, Ijora Olopa, among others.