The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) Lagos Chapter has launched N5million endowment fund for financial obligation and education of the late Editor Waheed Bakare’s children.
The fund which was launched last week is expected to peak on June 12 with N5million for the late Bakare and Saturday Editor of the New Telegraph Newspaper, who passed on on Sunday May 24.
The chairman of the group, AbdulKabir Alabi, said the MMPN Lagos Chapter launched N5million endowment fund for late Waheed Bakare who died recently help to meet the financial obligation of the education of his children.
Alabi expressed their grieve over his demise. “We are saddened by his death, but we take solace in the fact that he died in the way of Allah. May Allah grant him Aljanah Firdaus”.
He, however, noted that the launch of the endowment fund is in Bakare’s honour.
Added, he said, “Our target is to raise N5million on or before June 12 this year which we will present to the family”.
Alabi emphasised that a donation in memory of the loved ones is a meaningful way to immortalise that person.
He further enjoined Muslims to practice charity: “We implore all our Muslim brothers to advantage of this Sadaqah Jahriyya. It will benefit both the giver and the deceased immensely”.
He described Sadaqah Jahriyya as one of the most rewarding acts they can do during their lifetimes, saying that its benefits could be reaped in this life and in the hereafter.
“The Messenger of Allah said, ‘When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (a continuous charity), or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him’.”
He appealed even further, “Donors can pay into the association’s account: MMPN Stanbic IBTC 0019732955”.Follow us on social media