Gusau- The Zamfara State Zakat and Endowment Board on Wednesday shared N4.08 million among more than 500 less privileged people as Zakat.
Alhaji Liman Dan’Alhaji, the Executive Chairman of the board, said at the event in Gusau that collection of Zakat by the board was in compliance with Islamic norms, which required the rich to assist the poor.
He noted that Zakat distribution was an annually event.
“The money collected this year is more than the amount collected in previous years, and we decided to share to the beneficiaries including the deaf, blind, crippled and some Islamic scholars, who received between N10,000 and N20,000.
“This is higher than the N5, 000 in 2014,” he said.
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of the board, Malam Bashir Surajo, hailed individuals who contributed to the fund.
He called on the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously.(NAN)