Lagos-based foundation to sponsor Zamfara indigines to higher institutions



The Zakkat and Sadaqat Foundation based in Lagos, said it would sponsor orphans and less privileged students in Zamfara to pursue higher education.

The Executive Director of the Foundation, Sheik Sulayman Olagunju disclosed this in Gusau on Thursday while presenting financial assistance to beneficiaries of its Qur’anic education support project.

Olagunju said that the foundation was established purposely for collection of Zakkat and Sadaqat from well-meaning individuals among Muslims and to distribute it to the needy in the country inline with the teachings of Islam.

“We are rendering free education, empowerment and health services at various categories of needy across the country.

“These activities aimed to complement government at all levels in reducing poverty among Nigerians.

“We are giving emphasis to education because it is the bedrock of eradication of poverty, illiteracy and other social vices in the society

“We came to Zamfara state today to inspect some of the students we are sponsoring for qur’anic recitation and memorisation.

“We are happy with what we have seen today, we are willing to sponsor hardworking among them to further their education up to tertiary institutions.

“For those among them who have interest to go for business we are ready to support them wilth capital.

“We have started disbursement of over N300 million as Zakkat and Sadaqat collected this year”, he said.

An agent of the foundation in the state, Malam Ibrahim Tudu said 27 students from different qura’nic schools in the state are currently benefiting from the foundation’s support. (NAN)


Edited by Maharazu Ahmed

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