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Promoting cooperative "Takaful" to commercial "Takaful" status for societal regeneration: a case study of a. a. Zubairu initiative

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Year: 2009
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COI code: IICM01_006
Paper Language: English

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Authors Promoting cooperative "Takaful" to commercial "Takaful" status for societal regeneration: a case study of a. a. Zubairu initiative

kabiru isa dandago - phd, ACA, ACTI, MNIM, MNES chairman, bayero consultancy services unit bayero university


This paper is an attempt to bring to the fore the concept of Takaful (Islamic Insurance) as a social solidarity measure for economic empowerment from the grassroots to a higher level, so that it could occupy its rightful position in the Nigerian economy and beyond. More than ever before, the Nigerian economy and other developing economies of the world are in dire need of self-empowerment strategies that would ensure effective social regeneration, as they suffer from prolonged poverty and deprivation. Takaful arrangement is hereby presented as a necessary component of an effective financial system in any serious economy and, so, all its elements are to be integrated into the economic system for the achievement of the noble objective of sustainable national development. Adopting a case study type of research, the paper traces the historical background of the A.A. Zubairu "Takaful" Initiative, its operational guidelines and policies and its impact on the participants and the immediate community. It is discovered that the Initiative, which has existed for about 20 years, has succeeded in empowering the participants to own plots of lands, construct owner- occupied houses, own vehicles, enhance capital bases of their businesses and other economic powers. It is also found that the Initiative has the prospect of graduating to Commercial Takaful where it could make multiple positive impacts on the economic lives of the participants, the immediate community and the economy as a whole. It is recommended that to alleviate poverty, ensure effective capital formation and complement the contribution of the banking industry towards sustainable economic development in Nigeria and beyond, Takaful schemes should be floated in all communities, by sincere community activists, and they are to be synergized and galvanized, by the activists and the government, for the cropping up of mega businesses that could compete with conventional businesses.


Takaful, social solidarity, economic empowerment, sustainable development, capital formation

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