1440 Ramadan IFTAR with Council of Ulama
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has hosted Members of the Kebbi State Council of Ulama comprising of Izala and Darika adherents at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Lodge, Birnin Kebbi this Saturday.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari says the Governor thanked the Ulama for their support to his administration and useful advice as well as prayers during and after the recent general elections in the country.
He said the financial assistance being provided to Qur’anic schools by the government and the World Bank would be resuscitated and invited suggestions from the Islamic clerics on the best method of disbursement. Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu added that similar stipends to Chief Imams of Jumu’a Mosques, Mu’ezzins, Khutbah translators and Mosque cleaners would also be sustained.
The Governor requested the Ulama to continue with prayers for peace, unity, tranquility and economic development of the society. Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu advised parents and guardians to ensure proper education of their children and wards in both religious and western knowledge.
He told Qur’anic and Arabic schools to register for access to the grant by the World Bank for financial support.
Earlier, Mallam Aliyu Abubakar Jega who spoke on behalf of the Islamic groups, thanked the governor for hosting them to Ramadan breakfast in consonance with the Sunnah of the Noble Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). He reaffirmed their support and prayers for the nation and her leaders to attaining peace and economic prosperity.