DANGOTE COMMENDS SOKOTO ZAKKAT AND ENDOWMENT PROGRAMME 

The Sokoto State ZAKKAT and endowment programme has been commended for it's well spelt out welfare and endowment packages. The commendation was made Wednesday by the chairman of Aliko Dangote foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote in his remarks at the flag off. Ceremony of micro Grant scheme to 23,990 windows and vulnerable women across the 23 Local Government areas of the state held in Sokoto.

DANGOTE COMMENDS SOKOTO ZAKKAT AND ENDOWMENT PROGRAMME 

PUBLISHED: STVN 24 OCTOBER, 2019

The Sokoto State ZAKKAT and endowment programme has been commended for it’s well spelt out welfare and endowment packages.
The commendation was made Wednesday by the chairman of Aliko Dangote foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote in his remarks at the flag off. Ceremony of micro Grant scheme to 23,990 windows and vulnerable women across the 23 Local Government areas of the state held in Sokoto.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote while commending governor Tambuwal for his wise decision of establishing the Zakkat commission said his foundation’s10 billon Naira micro Grant scheme was rolled out to cover the 774 local government nation wide.
He therefore announced a donation of 80million Naira to the state Zakkat and endowment commission to add to the amount realised by the commission for the execution of it’s Qardan Hassan Sozecom micro scheme.
He further assured his determination to collaborate with the State Zakkat commission there by allocating part of his Zakkat annually to it for distribution to the needy in the society.
He reaffirmed his commitment to continue to assist the needy persons in the society from his wealth.
In his remarks Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal announced that state and local governments in the state would contribute 50 Naira million to the commission for the execution Qardan Hassan micro scheme.
Tambuwal Said since it’s establishment the state Zakkat and endowment commission has performed creditably well through it’s various packages.
He therefore described Aliko Dangote as role model and urged other wealthy individuals in the society to emulate his kind gesture.
Governor Tambuwal reiterated the commitment of his administration to empowering vulnerable women,widows, orphan’s and the needy in the State.
Tambuwal also Applauded Dangote foundation for selecting 1000 vulnerable women from each of the 23 local government areas of the state to benefit with 10,000 Naira each under it’s micro Grant scheme and urged the beneficiaries to utilize the grant judiciously.
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