Muslim adherents pay zakat amidst economic recovery

Fri Nov 1st, 2019 - Kogi

Amid the ongoing economic recovery in the country, a charity based organization Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation (ZSF) was able to increase its zakat proceeds of N318.1 million in October 2018 to N325.3 million at the end of September 2019.

Due to the increase in this year zakat proceeds, the group was able to increase the number of states where zakat was disbursed to 21 from 17 that was covered the previous year. The additional four states include Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, and Zamfara.

Speaking during the grand finale of ZSF 2019 distribution in Lagos State, the Executive Director of the Foundation, Sulaiman Olagunju, said the organisation had empowered 2,647 people amounting to over N220 million under its 2019 zakat distribution.




source: Guardian