NAZAS disburses N11.3m Maulud Zakat
October 10, 2023
By AbdulWasiu Tijani Bolaji
The Nasfat Agency for Zakat and Sadaqat(NAZAS) FCT zone disbursed the sum of N11m to beneficiaries in Abuja on Saturday in relation to the celebration of Maulub Nabiyu, the birth of Prophet Muhammed( SAW)
The disbursement, the 9th since its inauguration, was made of benefits in Empowerment, Education and Medical support. A total of 72 beneficiaries, who are mostly women, benefited from disbursement.
In his opening remark, the Chairman of NAZAS, Alh Isiaq Ajibola, said the disbursement is done thrice a year. He said a cumulative of about N110m has been disbursed by the zone since 2019, while a total of N500m has been paid nationwide since 2014. He admonished beneficiaries to utilise their funds in growing their businesses and strive to become independent persons and givers of Zakat in the future.
The National Women Leader of NASFAT, Alhaja Suweebah Bola Kupolati and Alhaja Sherifah Andu, a director of NAZAS, came from Lagos for the women bilingual conference and presented the overall award to the beneficiaries of Zakat on the sideline.
In their remarks, they congratulated the recipients and thanked the Zakat donours for their benevolence in obeying the call of Allah to pay Zakat as one of the five pillars of Islam.
Other dignitaries at the occasion who gave similar remarks were Bar Shewudeen Giwa, Dr Oladimejj Arilesere (NTS), Olalekan Tijani (NIAS and NAZAS Director), Hajia Maryam Shehu, Alhaji Adegbayo Adebayo, Hajia Titi Osinaike and Alhaji Mahmoud Shuaib.
The beneficiaries pledged the judicious use of the items and prayed for Allah’s blessings for NAZAS.