In its bid to address insecurity resulting from poverty and social exclusion, the Jaiz charity and development foundation has on Sunday shared cash, and starter packs worth N5.6m in its 2021 zakat (alms) distribution to nomadic pastoralists in Adamawa State.
The foundation extended cash grant of N55,000 each to 15 women, gave 150 uniforms and teaching materials to 3 nomadic schools, and gave three youths a motorcycle each.
It also gave three nomadic school teachers a motorcycle each, equipped 12 tea vending shops with materials and gave 15 generators to operators of phones recharge businesses.
In addition to that, each of the beneficiaries was given an extra N10,000 to enable him/her take care of some teething challenges.
In his remarks the Chief Executive Officer, Jaiz charity and development foundation, Dr. Imam Abdullahi Shiaibu said the move is to ensure that peace and harmony prevail in the society through the reduction of poverty.
He noted that dearth of infrastructure, coupled with lack of opportunities have connived to make the north one of the regions with the worst development indices making it vital for Jaiz to consider the region in its alms distribution.
He urged the beneficiaries not to sell the items but utilize them for the purpose for which they are given as that will attract Allah’s blessings to the businesses.
Also in his remark, the chairman, board of trustees Jaiz charity and development foundation, Adam Bello, who is represented by Dr. Bashir Imam Aliyu said, the zakat sharing is targeted at reaching women and most vulnerable members of the population so as to make them have a sense of belonging as Allah enjoined.
He thanked the Local Organizing Committee, the Rural Outreach for Peace and Unity for doing good work of identifying the beneficiaries.
Aliyu also urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the items so as to enjoy flourishing businesses.
Also speaking, the chairman Rural Outreach for Peace and Unity, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabo Magaji thanked Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation for providing alms to the less privileged in Adamawa and Taraba States.
He noted that the foundation has been rendering such services in the last three years in the two states which according to him has tremendously impacted the lives of the less privileged and vulnerable people in the area.
Also speaking, chairman of the occasion and commissioner of land and survey, Yayaji Mijinyawa thanked the foundation for choosing Adamawa as benefitting state.
He said such gesture will go a long way in addressing insecurity, as poverty and insecurity go hand in hand.
Mijinyawa also called on other wealthy Muslims to follow suit so as to reduce biting poverty among the populace which will also douse the spiralling insecurity in the land.