27 June 2003

Nigeria: Zakkat Committee Realises Over N3m

The Kano State Zakkat Committee has realized the sum of over N3 million from 26 wealthy individuals across the state.

The Secretary of the Committee, Alhaji Adamu Gwaram disclosed this while presenting the committee's 2002 and 2003 annual report to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero in his palace.

Alhaji Adamu Gwaram told the Emir that N2 million out of the money was distributed to among the widows in the state to assist them in taking care of their children, while N500,000 was enjoyed by other needies in the state.

He further said that the committee has also spent over N300,000 in paying the salaries of its staff and N40,000 was made available to patients in various categories in the hospitals.

The Secretary, Zakkat committee explained further that part of the money N900,000 was granted from the shops owned by the Zakkat committee.

He called on wealthy individuals in the state to continue assisting the committee by giving out their Zakkat through the committee to enable them perform their obligations better in the state.

Responding, the Emir of Kano Dr. Ado Bayero, commended the members of the committee for a job well done and called on wealthy individuals across the state to promptly forward their Zakkat payment to the committee.

Alhaji Ado Bayero said by doing this, "We will eradicate poverty among our people."

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