Shettima inaugurates N570 million NASS mosque expansion

Date:

June 3,2023.

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!

Vice-President Kashim Shettima on Friday inaugurated the Jumu’at Mosque built by the Muslim faithful’s in the National Assembly.

In his remark, Mr Shettima felicitated with the Muslim faithful in the National Assembly and urged them to act with humility as they discharge their responsibilities.

He advised the Muslim faithfuls to be mindful of their lifestyles as they must one day leave their positions and the world.

“50 years from now, many people will not be alive. We should act with humility. Power and wealth are gifts from Allah”, he said.

The vice-president commended all the people involved in the building and completion of the Mosque.

Earlier, the Chairman, National Assembly Mosque Project Management Committee, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, said that the idea to build the Mosque came up in 2021.

He said the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives set up the committee consisting of four senators, 10 members of the House of Representatives and three members from NASS management.

Mr Shekarau said that the aim was to build a bigger Mosque for Muslims as the existing one was small for the Muslim community praying in the National Assembly.

“We had our first meeting on September 22, 2021.

“After the committee’s meeting, a general meeting of all Muslim legislators was called and that was when the legislators converted an ordinary muted idea into a concrete reality.

“All 227 of us agreed to bear the brunt of the project, and within eight months of this agreement, we had contributed well over N570 million.

“The magnificent state-of-the-art edifice you are about to commission is the result of the moral and financial commitment of Muslim members of the 9th Assembly and Muslim staff of the National Assembly,” he said.

In his remark, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, who was represented by the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, commended all the people that made contributions to build the Mosque.

According to him, it is God’s will that chose the members of the 9th Assembly to do it otherwise, it would have been done earlier.

In his address, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said that the 9th Assembly had the opportunity to make history and provide a lasting legacy with huge rewards in the hereafter.

“We consider ourselves very lucky for choosing us to make this Mosque a reality,” he said.

Mr Lawan said that Muslim senators contributed N400,000 monthly while members of the House of Representatives contributed N250,000 per month as the project lasts.

In his vote of thanks, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said, the building of the Mosque was a sacrifice made for God.

He said that it does not require anybody’s commendation as everyone is only looking for infinite reward from God.(www.naija247news.com)

Peter Okafor
Peter Okaforhttp://Naija247news.com
Peter Okafor Financial Journalist | Editor | Contributor Overview: Peter Okafor is a seasoned Financial Journalist, astute Editor, and valued Contributor at Naija247news Media Group. With an unwavering passion for dissecting complex financial landscapes, Peter has become a trusted name in delivering incisive and insightful coverage of economic events, market trends, and corporate dynamics. Professional Journey Peter's journey in financial journalism has been marked by a commitment to excellence. Joining the ranks of Naija247news, he has consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of the intricate interplay between finance and the global socio-economic fabric. Expertise: Specializing in financial markets, economic analyses, and business developments, Peter Okafor has honed his expertise over the years. His ability to unravel intricate financial narratives and present them in a comprehensible manner sets him apart in the world of financial journalism. Contributions As an Editor and Contributor, Peter has played a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of Naija247news. His contributions extend to thought-provoking articles, in-depth market analyses, and coverage of key events that impact the financial landscape. Educational Background: Peter holds a degree in Journalism, complemented by specialized courses in Finance and Business Reporting. His educational foundation has provided him with the tools to navigate the intricate world of financial journalism. Innovation and Adaptability: In an era of evolving media landscapes, Peter Okafor exemplifies innovation and adaptability. Leveraging digital platforms and emerging technologies, he ensures that financial insights reach a diverse audience, fostering financial literacy and awareness. Awards and Recognition: Peter's commitment to journalistic excellence has not gone unnoticed. He has been the recipient of several awards, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the field of financial journalism. Vision for the Future: Looking ahead, Peter Okafor envisions a future where financial journalism continues to empower individuals, shape economic policies, and drive positive change. His dedication to staying at the forefront of financial news underscores his commitment to this vision. Connect with Peter Okafor: - LinkedIn: [Peter Okafor](#) - Twitter: [@PeterOkafor_N247](#) In the dynamic realm of financial journalism, Peter Okafor stands as a stalwart, combining experience, expertise, and a forward-looking vision to illuminate the path of financial understanding for a global audience.

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

“Toyin Abraham Launches Food Distribution Program for Less Privileged Nigerians Amid Economic Crisis”

In response to the ongoing economic challenges, acclaimed actress...

“Tony Tetuila Disputes Eedris Abdulkareem’s Claims of Joining The Remedies Out of Pity”

Tony Tetuila, a seasoned musician and former member of...

Edo Guber: PDP Sets Strict Guideline, Considers Igbodalo as Consensus Candidate

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in...

BREAKING: Two drowned, 15 rescued in Lagos boat crash

An unfortunate incident took place in the Ikoyi area...
WP to LinkedIn Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com