Vice president Mohammed Namadi Sambo has commended the renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, the Sultan of Sokoto Abubakar Sa’ad and other Muslim faithful for their contributions during the launch of N1.9billion international Islamic centre in Abuja.
The vice president made the commendation in a statement issued yesterday, by his Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Bashir Bello.
He said, “The establishment of an Islamic resource centre in the nation’s capital greatly underscored the enviable position of education and learning in Islam and a demonstration of the unwavering commitment to ensuring a legacy would lead to robust and continued propagation of Islamic morals and civilization”.
Furthermore, Sambo said that the federal government placed high premium on education and learning adding “we have widened the horizon of education by evolving the Almajirai Model of education into the mainstream of the western educational system in the country and have vigorously pursued this by the establishment of more than 125 Almajirai Model Schools across the country, equipping them with state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities to fast-track the acquisition of both Islamic and Western education under the same roof”.
Speaking earlier, the Sultan of Sokoto and the Chairman of the occasion Sa’ad Abubakar III emphasised the importance of education in Islam and called on the Muslims to be their brother’s keeper by living in peace with one another including with the non-Muslims.
The Sultan also called for the unity of the Muslim Ummah and commended the initiators of the project.