Saudi-Funded University Gets Land From Gov Matawalle

Saudi-Funded University Gets Land From Gov Matawalle
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The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has made the approval of the allocation of a section of land for the establishment of a Saudi-funded Qur’anic and Islamic University in Zamfara state.

The university has been slated to be established by Atta’arif Fil-Islam Charity Organisation which is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by Malam Nasiru Biyabiki, a government official who was present at the announcement. Prof. Shekh-Khalid Alhammudy, the founder and Imam of Masjidur-Rahma, said the university would advance access to education in the state and Nigeria.

“The charity organisation has been working in collaboration with other sister organisations and government authorities to provide training institutions and other essential services across African countries.

“These are some of the social protection initiatives that support underdeveloped nations to meet their expectations,” Alhammudy said.

He pledged to continue to pray for Zamfara and Nigeria for sustainable peace, and religious and socio-economic prosperity. In his response, Matawalle thanked the organisation for the gesture and pledged the Zamfara Government’s commitment to the actualisation of the university.

“It is part of our guiding principles to welcome any development, especially those with direct impact on our dear state and country in general,” the governor said.

In another report, the Governor Bello Matawalle led-Zamfara State Government has announced the suspension of the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area, Aliyu Marafa, over his decison to confer a chieftaincy title to a ‘notorious bandit leader’.

Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Sardauna, made this announcement in a statement which was made available to Africa Daily News, New York on Monday.

Recall that Aleru was turbaned as Sarkin Fulani (Chief of Fulani) of Yandoto Emirate by the emir.

News of the turbaning ceremony along with photos went viral, generating outcry and outrage.

Apart from suspending the emir, Governor Bello Matawalle approved the appointment of a Committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the Emir.

The committee has Yahaya Goro as chairman and Musa Garba as secretary. Members are Yahay Kanoma, Muhammed Magaji, Lawal Zannah, Isa Moriki.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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