2nd March, 2022
By Zubairu Idris
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has been given a new job in his home state of Kano, along with his uncle, Aminu Dantata, and billionaire Abdulsamad Rabi’u.
They have been appointed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as members of the state Zakat and Hubsi Commission.
Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba announced this on Wednesday.
Other members are Dr AbdulMutallab Ahmed as commissioner I, Dr Lawi Sheikh Atiq commissioner II of the Commission.
The development is the sequel to the approval of the Kano State Executive Council that reconstituted the Board of Kano Zakkat and Hubsi Commission with Dr Ibrahim Mu’azzam 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.
Earlier, the council had approved the establishment of the Committee for Screening of International Islamic Organizations.
Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen, the Chief Imam of Kano, would serve as Chairman, Dr Muhammad Adamu, Commissioner for Religious Affairs, / Co-Chairman and Auwalu Yakasai as Secretary.