Dantata, Dangote, Others Get New Appointments in Kano
GoldenNewsNg gathered that the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, his uncle, Aminu Dantata, and Abdulsamad Rabi’u as members of the state Zakkat and Hubsi Commission.
Confirmation of their appointment was contained in a statement released on Wednesday through the State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
Zakat, Naija News understands, is an Islamic finance term referring to the obligation that an individual has to donate a certain proportion of wealth each year to charitable causes.
Zakat is also outlined to be a mandatory process for Muslims and is regarded as a form of worship.
Other members of the Zakat committee as approved by Governor Ganduje are Dr AbdulMutallab Ahmed as commissioner I, Dr Lawi Sheikh Atiq, commissioner II of the Commission.
The appointment of the committee members is a sequel to the approval of the Kano State Executive Council that reconstituted the Board of Kano Zakkat and Hubsi Commission with Dr Ibrahim Mu’azzam Maibushira as Executive Chairman.
Other members include representatives of the five Emirate Councils in the state, representatives of the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Religious Affairs, as well as Kurmi, Rimi, Kwari and Singer markets, respectively.
As contained in the statement, the council has also approved the establishment of the Committee for Screening of International Islamic Organizations.
Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen, the Chief Imam of Kano, would serve as Chairman, Dr Muhammad Adamu, Commissioner for Religious Affairs, / Co-Chairman and Auwalu Yakasai as Secretary.
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