Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed Aliko Dangote, his uncle, Aminu Dantata, and Abdulsamad Rabi’u as members of the state Zakkat and Hubsi Commission.
This is contained a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
Zakkat refers to the obligation that a Muslim has to donate a certain proportion of wealth each year to charitable causes.
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.
The commissioner also announced that the council has approved the establishment of Committee for Screening of International Islamic Organizations.
Chief Imam of Kano, Sani Zaharaddeen, would serve as Chairman, Muhammad Adamu would be the Commissioner for Religious Affairs/ Co-Chairman, as well as Auwalu Yakasai as Secretary.