Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, his uncle, Aminu Dantata, and Abdulsamad Rabi’u as members of the state Zakkat and Hubsi Commission.
The appointment was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba on Wednesday.
Other members are Dr. AbdulMutallab Ahmed as Commissioner I, and Dr. Lawi Sheikh Atiq as Commissioner II of the Commission.
The development is sequel to the approval of the Kano State Executive Council that reconstituted the Board of Kano Zakkat and Hubsi Commission with Dr. Ibrahim Mu’azzam Maibushira as Executive Chairman.
Other members include representatives of the five Emirate Councils in the state, representatives of the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Religious Affairs, as well as Kurmi, Rimi, Kwari and Singer markets, respectively.
Garba also announced that the establishment of the Committee for Screening of International Islamic Organizations was approved by the council. Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen, the Chief Imam of Kano, would serve as Chairman, Dr. Muhammad Adamu, Commissioner for Religious Affairs, / Co-Chairman and Auwalu Yakasai as Secretary.
Zakkat refers to the obligation that a Muslim has to donate a certain proportion of wealth each year to charitable causes.