Assessing the Factors Influencing Waqf Contribution Among Public Employees in Gombe Metropolis, Nigeria


  • ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR LAMIDO International Islamic University
  • MUSA ABDU Gombe State University
  • ADAMU JIBIR Gombe State University
  • ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI BABA Federal University of Kashere, Gombe



Waqf, Public employees, Tobit regression


Waqf is a significant socio-economic tool utilized by Muslim societies worldwide for the betterment of the public. Despite its recognized potential, empirical research on the factors influencing waqf contribution among Muslims in Nigeria, particularly in Gombe Metropolis, is limited. This study addresses this gap by examining the factors affecting public employees' participation in waqf initiatives. Data for this study is obtained through administration of structured questionnaire and analysed using Poisson and Tobit regression models. Our results indicate that waqf contribution among public employees is notably influenced by income level and trustworthiness. Additionally, the interaction between income level and factors like trustworthiness, religiosity, and altruism plays a significant role in enhancing employees' contributions to Waqf institutions. The policy implications suggest that stakeholders should encourage collaboration and integration of Waqf initiatives into public institutions, making it easier for employees to make regular contributions. There should also be specific awareness and educational programs designed to inform public employees about the significance and advantages of Waqf in promoting socio-economic development.


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How to Cite

LAMIDO, A. A., ABDU, M., JIBIR, A. ., & BABA, A. A. . (2023). Assessing the Factors Influencing Waqf Contribution Among Public Employees in Gombe Metropolis, Nigeria. International Journal of Islamic Economics and Governance, 4(1), 1–26.