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Managing social inequality risk in Lagos state: the role of zakat ngos

Olalekan Yusuf, Tajudeen and Busari, Saheed Abdullahi and Ismail Olohunfunmi, Abdulfatai and Simisola Fa-Yusuf, Habeebah (2021) Managing social inequality risk in Lagos state: the role of zakat ngos. Managing social inequality risk in lagos state: the role of zakat ngos, 18 (1). pp. 90-107. ISSN 1823-075X E-ISSN 0126-5954

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Several socio-economic policies initiated by various governments in Nigeria have failed to curb the evil effects of social inequality risks (SIR). Lagos State being the country's commercial capital city, is worse hit by virtue of its huge population. Zakat, the third pillar of Islam, is ordained to bridge this gap that SIR creates by redistributing income among the citizenry. This study is intended to explore how zakat institutions have been effective in complementing Government's initiatives at combating social inequality risks in Lagos-Nigeria. The study utilized data gathered from 500 middle-class respondents randomly selected in Lagos's middle-class location via an online survey channel by identifying five SIR dimensions. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25, while descriptive and Multiple Regression analysis were used as tools for the data analysis. Findings suggest that SIR is still endemic in the study area which mirrored the near ineffectiveness of zakat institutions. In addition, the available zakat institutions were found to be ineffective and overwhelmed to meet the demands of their patrons. Also, zakat institutions were found to be beset by inaccessibility and dwindling resources. It is suggested that the Government utilize the zakat institutions to reach the grassroots for a more significant impact on reducing the SIR incidences.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Social inequality risk, role of government, Zakat NGOs, poverty alleviation
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH104 Islam and poverty
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ1438 Public Finance In Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr. Saheed Abdullahi Busari
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 09:26
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 09:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91010

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