Over 6,000 Needy Get N41.5m Zakat in Sokoto


Chairman of Sokoto State Zakat and Endowment committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki

By Abdallah el-Kurebe 

The Sokoto State Zakat and Endowment Committee has began disbursement of N41.5 million to 6,384 needy persons across the state.
Inaugurating the disbursement at Amanawa Leprosy hospital in Dange Shuni local government of Sokoto state on Tuesday, the Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki said that the exercise was for the month of January 2016.

According to him, “The state government provides the money to the committee every month for disbursement to the beneficiaries. Every beneficiary gets N6,500 with the gesture being extended to the physically-challenged persons across the state since 2007.”

Commending the state government for making such provision, Maidoki explained that the exercise was aimed at discouraging street begging, adding that “the gesture has been assisting the needy.”

Posted by Abdallah el-kurebe