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.