Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation has empowered 94 persons in Kogi State with N4 million.
The foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Abdullahi Shuaib said he was happy that the poor and vulnerable people are in the majority of the beneficiaries.
According to him, a premium is given to capacity building and economic empowerment of women and young girls.
This, he said, was to help them develop their potentials and enhance their standards of living.
He said the foundation gave out deep freezers, sewing and grinding machines, a generator, a printer, a photographic camera in addition to millions of cash disbursements.
“The foundation is deeply committed to cushioning the effects of the harsh economic conditions of the poor and needy, hence its intervention with Zakat fund. We are poised to pursuing our policy thrust of poverty eradication at the grassroots as well as capacity building of the urban poor,” he said.
Shuaib urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture of the Zakat payers by judiciously utilise their share of the Zakat fund to improve their lives and attain financial freedom.
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