The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa signed a historic memorandum of understanding with its counterpart the
Awqaf Organisation of Nigeria (AWQAFON)
The parties were represented by Awqaf SA CEO, Br Zeinoul Abedien Cajee and
AWQAFON Chairman, Dr Miswari Bello. Both parties committed to collaboration
and cooperation in various fields of developing the waqf sector, particularly in
Zeinoul remarked that Nigeria has produced many academic papers on waqf and
has a rich resource of competent people. AWQAFON has a great committed and
passionate team and augurs well for the future of the Prophetic institution of Waqf
not only in Nigeria but throughout West Africa.
Much support will be
needed and AWQAF SA is ready to provide it’s experience to the Ummah in other
parts of the world. The MOU was signed in the presence of various mutawallees
and stakeholders and was witnessed by a leading traditional ruler, Dr Eze
Abdul Fatah Chimaize, who is also a member of the forum of Kings of Africa. The
MOU was signed on the sidelines of the 2nd International Waqf Conference, held in
the ancient Islamic city of Kano.
Several key note addresses were delivered by
heads of departments and the vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK) as
well as the Director of the Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue
(BUK). Keynote speeches were also presented by Dr Eze Abdul Fatah and Br
Zeinoul Abedien Cajee.
The conference was co-sponsored by the Bayero University Kano and was co-
hosted by the Sa’adatu Rima College of Education.