Gov Tambuwal Appeals for Saudi Investment in Nigeria

Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has appealed to Saudi Arabia’s government to lift its suspension of Umrah, lesser Hajj to enable Nigerian Muslims to participate in this year’s Ummura before the Ramadan fasting period.

Gov. Tambuwal made the appeal through Dr. Hasan bin Abdul-Hamid bin Abdul-Hakim Bukhari, Dean of the Institute of Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers, of Umm Al-Qura University UQU, who led a team to conduct the fifth edition of dawrah refresher course in the reading of the Holy Qur’an.

He also called on the Saudi Kingdom to bring in investment to Nigeria that will help empowered the people of the country.

Tambuwal pointed out that the Kingdom and its nationals invest heavily in countries where the number of Muslims is not as much as in Nigeria.

While commenting on the importance of dawrah, the Governor emphasized on the significance of educating people, especially in the ways of Islamic religion.

He commended the team who came from Saudi Arabia to Sokoto despite the negative news about insecurity situation in Nigeria.

Earlier in his speech , Sheikh Abdul-Hamid, expressed gratitude to Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, for collaborating with his institution to make the conduct of the dawrah a success

He said Saudi Arabia is not unaware of the historic contributions of the Sokoto Caliphate to the development a islam in Nigeria and Africa.(FRCN)

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