Dangote, Dantata and others get new appointments in Kano


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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, his uncle Aminu Dantata and Abdulsamad Rabi’u as members of the Zakkat and Hubsi state commission.

Confirmation of their appointment was contained in a statement issued Wednesday by State Information Commissioner Malam mohamed garba, Naija News reports.

Zakah, Naija News understands, is an Islamic finance term referring to the obligation an individual has to donate a certain proportion of their wealth each year to charitable causes.

Zakat is also described as a mandatory process for Muslims and is considered a form of worship.

Other members of the Zakat Committee approved by Governor Ganduje are Dr. Abdul Mutallab Ahmed as Commissioner I, Dr. Lawi Sheikh Atiq as Commissioner II of the Commission.

Naija News reports that the appointment of committee members follows the approval of the Kano State Executive Council which reconstituted the Board of Trustees of the Kano Zakkat and Hubsi Commission with Dr. Ibrahim Mu’azzam Maibushira as executive chairman.

Other members include representatives from the five state emirate councils, representatives from the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Religious Affairs, as well as Kurmi, Rimi, Kwari and Singer markets, respectively.

As stated in the statement, the council also approved the establishment of the International Islamic Organizations Selection Committee.

Teacher. Sani Zaharadeenchief imam of Kano, would be president, Dr. mohamed adamoucommissioner for religious affairs, / co-chairman and Auwalu Yakasai as secretary.

Meanwhile, after ending the year 2021 with a lavish income to the tune of N1.38 trillion, Dangote Cement Plc proposed a dividend of ₦20/Share on Tuesday (yesterday).

The company revealed this in a press release issued by its general manager, Michel Puchercos.

Naija News reports that the CEO, during a speech Tuesday in Lagos, said the company’s commitment to environmental disclosure and sustainability yielded desired results last year with the Carbon Disclosure Project increasing the company rating.

As revealed in the company’s financial report for the full year that ended December 31, 2021, it recorded revenue worth N1.38 trillion consisting of N993.34 billion from of Nigeria, while African factory revenue was N397.32 billion, against N1. 0.03 trillion in 2020, an increase of 33.78%.

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