The Bauchi State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Talatu Barwa, on Wednesday, said the government distributed materials and food items worth N34 million to Christian women in the state.
Barwa told reporters in Bauchi that the ministry, in conjunction with the office of the wife of the governor, distributed the items to Churches in the state.
She said that the distribution of the items, which were meant for 197 Churches across the state, was part of the state government’s gesture to mark the 2013 Christmas celebration.
The commissioner added that the items included bags of rice, sugar and maize, cartons of vegetable oil, as well as clothing materials.
In a related development, Hon. Dogara Yakubu, member representing Dass, Tafawa-Balewa and Bogoro federal constituency, had distributed foodstuff worth N25 million to people in his constituency for the 2013 Christmas celebration.
Items distributed were 50 cows, 500 bags of rice, clothing materials and vegetable oil.