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The NASFAT Agency for Zakat and Sadakat has de­scribed its Feed­ing and Cloth­ing Day held re­cently in La­gos as a suc­cess, not­ing that no fewer than 500 in­di­gent mem­bers of the so­ci­ety ben­e­fit­ted.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment on mon­day, over 1,000 pieces of clothes and pairs of shoes, as well as 500 packs of food with soft drinks were dis­trib­uted to in­di­gent cit­i­zens, cut­ting across both Mus­lims and non­mus­lims.

The ges­ture, it noted, fol­lowed NASFAT’S con­cern about wide­spread hunger in the coun­try, where “the per capita in­come is get­ting lower, while the pur­chas­ing power con­tin­ues to de­cline with high in­fla­tion and in­creas­ing in­come in­equal­ity.”

The state­ment quoted one of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries, Siki­rat Su­lai­mon, who was in­ter­viewed, as “ex­press­ing her ap­pre­ci­a­tion with tears of joy and preach­ing that this ef­fort must be em­braced by all char­ity-based or­gan­i­sa­tions to help the needy.”

“An­other ben­e­fi­ciary, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity, de­scribed the ex­er­cise as ex­cep­tional and im­plored the or­gan­is­ers to take the Feed­ing and Cloth­ing Day to all in­di­gent com­mu­ni­ties,” the state­ment added.

Also, the Chair­man of the NAZAS Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee, Imam Daud Oniyide, ex­pressed his plea­sure at the suc­cess of the pro­gramme and ap­pre­ci­ated those who do­nated their new and fair­lyused clothes, shoes, food and cash through NAZAS Char­ity Drop Box and other means.

he how­ever im­plored those who have yet to sup­port the NASFAT Agency for Zakat and Sadaqat to do so for more lives to be touched.

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