NAZAS, IMAN donate drugs to medically challenged people
Speaking at the free medical screening at NASFAT Amuwo Odofin branch in Lagos.
The Relationship Manager of NASFAT Agency for Zakat and Sadaqah, Tajudeen Olusesi, said the free medical screening and free drugs giving out to Muslims is part of the organization benevolent acts to reach out to the society.
He said NAZAS was establish due to the research conducted by NASFAT, realizing that majority of Nigeria Muslims are not aware of the importance of zakat as a tool to eradicate poverty.
“It was discovered that more than 50 per cent of Muslims in Nigeria does not know the significant and important of zakat as a Pillar of Islam. If you look at Islam, it was build on five pillars and one of it is zakat, that is why we put it on ourselves to establish and agency that will give information to people collect zakat and distribute it to the needy as specified in the holy Quran.
Olusesi said, that NAZAS agency was establish to provide a platform for assessment and distribution of Zakat and Sadaqat and also provide enlightment to general public on Zakat and Sadaqat. We have several programme through which we interact with general public to eradicate poverty among Nigeria populace.
We decided to organize on regular basis a medical mission whereby the general public would be attended to by group of medical expert because we realize that most people we empowered are not medically fit.
The Executive Director, Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) Lagos State chapter, Dr. Mustapha Alimi said this is not the first time IMAN is running a health programme for NASFAT ”there was an understanding with two organization to help run a health programme for Muslims in the out reach”.
According to him, 250 children and 50 adults were dewormed. While adults enjoyed free screening for hypertension, diabetes and HIV and also they will have the opportunity to get free consultation and free drugs from medical experts.
Ophthalmologists, surgeons, General physician, Gynecologists, Dermatologist were on ground to conduct the screening, he said.
The Zonal Public Relation Secretary for Lagos west zone two NASFAT, Comrade Abdusalam Bello said the screening exercise is for all Muslims and people were mobilize for the screening.
He urged other Muslim organization to forge alliance to ensure welfarism among the Ummah.
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