President Joko Widodo invited Muzakki to give zakat through the National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS).

The President also asked the Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin whether the time has come to make a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) for the State Civil Apparatus (ASN).

"It depends on the Minister of Religious Affairs. If considered necessary, just submit the proposal to my desk, "said President Jokowi during his speech on the event of Zakat Payment to the National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) on Thursday at the National Palace (16/5).

The President invites the Muzakki to pay zakat through BAZNAS to provide sustainable benefits to the mustahik, and for best practice good governance.

In the future, the President hopes that the collection and distribution of zakat will be integrated with digital and zakat databases with a good and better system, so that the distribution can run effectively and efficiently.

Beforehand, President Jokowi expressed his gratitude as the collection and distribution of zakat at the National Palace has been successfully conducted by BAZNAS every year since 2016, and this can be a pillar for strengthening Islamic finance.

The President emphasized that the big potential of zakat in Indonesia must be optimized. He cited the report delivered by BAZNAS Chairman, there is a potential of Rp232 trillion, but BAZNAS has only received Rp18 trilion. "It means, there is still a huge potential," said President Joko Widodo.