The Zakkat and Endowment Committee set up by the Sokoto State government to coordinate relief for vulnerable persons in the state, has disbursed N10 million to some healthcare outfits in the state to settle medical bills of some less-privileged persons.
Speaking shortly during the disbursement, the committee chairman, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki said the money was part of the N31 million contributed by the state government for the month of December 2015 to the committee.
He listed the healthcare outfits to include Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, State Specialist Hospital, Maryam Abacha Hospital, Children and Women Welfare Clinic, WCWC, and two pharmaceutical stores, all within the state capital.
Maidoki assured that those in need of immediate medication could reach out to affiliated healthcare outfits to access the gestures provided for them by the committee.
His words: “Nobody will suffer unnecessarily or died because someone could not afford immediate medicare. Once the Zakkat committee verifies someone who cannot afford his medical bill, that person should be rest assured that our health sub-committee will take over the bill.
“The money was part of N31 million given by His Excellency, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, for the month of December 2015 to Zakkat committee as the state government’s monthly contributions for the less-privileged, especially those who cannot afford medical bill.
“The money is always disbursed across healthcare centres in the 23 local government areas of the state.
“We disbursed for some hospitals and pharmacies that we have partnership with,” Maidoki explained.
He also added that beneficiaries of the gesture cut across religion and ethnicity backgrounds, as all residents living in the state were eligible to receive from the gesture.
According to him, “It doesn’t matter whether you are Muslim or non-Muslim and no ethnicity colouration, in as much as you are a needy, you can assess this laudable gesture.”

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