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NTB governor, Central Lombok regent get Baznas Awards

  • Panca Nugraha
    Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram | Sun, August 27, 2017 | 10:17 am
NTB governor, Central Lombok regent get Baznas Awards US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan (left) listens to West Nusa Tenggara Governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi during a visit to the Islamic Center complex in Mataram on Tuesday. (The Jakarta Post/Panca Nugraha)

West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi has received the 2017 Baznas Award for Best Governor, while Central Lombok Regent Suhaili Fadil Tohir wins in the Best Regent category.

The awards were given by the National Zakat Agency (Baznas) to local leaders and corporations considered active and consistent in promoting zakat (Islamic alms).

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NTB provincial administration spokesman Irnadi said the awards were presented by Home Ministry secretary-general Yuswandi A. Temenggung and Baznas chairman Bambang Sudibyo at the Religious Affairs Ministry in Jakarta on Friday.

“Governor Zainul has shown commitment to promoting Baznas’s programs in NTB,” Irnadi said in Mataram on Saturday.

Bambang said he hoped the awards could motivate other regional leaders and corporations to support zakat nationwide. (bbs)

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