Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has named Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, Aminu Dantata, and BUA Group founder Abdulsamad Rabi’u as members of the Zakkat and Hubsi Commission.
Other members of the commission are AbdulMutallab Ahmed as commissioner I and Lawi Atiq as commissioner II, a statement by the commissioner for information Muhammad Garba said.
Zakkat refers to the obligation that a Muslim has to donate a certain proportion of wealth each year to charitable causes.
The development is sequel to the approval of the Kano State executive council that reconstituted the board of Kano Zakkat and Hubsi Commission with Ibrahim 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.
The commissioner also announced that the council has approved the establishment of committee for screening of international Islamic organisations.
Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen, the chief imam of Kano, would serve as chairman, Muhammad Adamu, commissioner for religious affairs and co-chairman, and Auwalu Yakasai as secretary.