The Kazaure Emirate Council in Jigawa State has distributed grains worth more than N8 million poor people.
The items were given out as Zakkat to more than two thousand two hundred persons in the area.
The spokesman of the emirate, Malam Gambo Garba, made the revelation to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Dutse.
He said the exercise was in continuation of the 2016 Zakkat (Islamic thanksgiving alms) collection and distribution.
Garba explained that the grains were disseminated to deserving poor families in Karkarna district.
The Emirate had on December distributed grains about N5.2 million as Zakkat.
The first batch had gone to about 2,041 less privileged persons in Maraganta village in Gwiwa Local Government Area.
He said that the Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Hussaini, distributed the food items.
According to him, the First Class traditional ruler reaffirmed the commitment of the emirate council toward the propagation of Islam to reduce poverty in the area.
The emir urged wealthy persons to always support the vulnerable and the less privileged in the society.
He said the gesture would help to reduce poverty in the area, adding that giving Zakkat is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Husaini commended individuals who voluntarily gave out alms in support of the needy, the spokesman said.
He said that the emir also presented gifts to districts, villages, and ward heads that excelled in the collection of Zakkat in their respective domains.
The Emir was represented by the Makama of Kazaure, Alhaji Umar Adamu, at the occasion.