Aberdeen Chapter

The Aberdeen chapter of the NMF-UK serves as the hub of NMF-UK activities in Scotland and has successfully completed the first and second phases of its strategic assistance programme to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. In the first phase completed in 2015, the chapter raised the sum of £5,000.00 (Five thousand British pounds: about N1.5 million based on the exchange rate at the time) which were used to purchase 250 bags of rice and semovita and distributed to about 300 IDPs in Maiduguri through the NGO of the Borno state first lady, the support for widows, orphans and Tsangaya (SWOT) foundation.

The Amir of the chapter, Dr Abubakar Alkali launched the second phase in April 2016 with the support of the Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic centre (AMiC) during which about 130 bags of male and female new and used clothes were collected and distributed to the IDPs in Nigeria. The Aberdeen chapter has also been very active in the Ramadan collection, raising about £700.00 during each Ramadan. For about 5 years running, during each blessed month of Ramadan, the chapter has conducted Iftar and Zakatul fitr Sadaqah collections and distribution to the needy in Nigeria. The chapter has also initiated a borehole project for the Minannata community in Sokoto and raised £1200.00 towards this project. The implementation of the project is yet to commence. The chapter under the leadership of Dr Abubakar Alkali has pledged to increase its fund-raising efforts to include quarterly fund-raising dinners.