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Zakat and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: an analytico-longitudinal study

(*) Abdullahi, Shafiu Ibrahim and (**) Shuaibu, Mukhtar and (***) Yusufu, Mustapha (2022): Zakat and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: an analytico-longitudinal study. Forthcoming in:

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The issue of managing Zakat programs in Nigeria has remained a very serious topic looking at the potential of the sector and its present deplorable condition. Unlike in some Muslim countries where the central government organized the collection and distribution of Zakat, in Nigeria because of the multi-religious composition of the country, that important task is left to various state governments and private Islamic organisations; and in most cases, the very burden of distributing Zakat is left to the individual Zakat payers to find the needy themselves who they will give their Zakat to. This research relied on secondary sources and is an analytical study. It proposes ways through which the management of Zakat shall be improved in Nigeria by reviewing existing literature in the field as well as the practice of Zakat institutions around the world.

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