Izala: Why we put var­sity project on hold, com­mis­sioned guest house

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Adam Umar

The Jama’atu Iza­latil Bid’ah Wa Iqama­tis Sun­nah (JIBWIS) said its univer­sity project lo­cated at Ri­gachikum in Kaduna State was be­ing de­layed due to fail­ure to meet the re­quired min­i­mum stan­dard in size of land by the Na­tional Univer­sity Com­mis­sion.

Na­tional leader of the group, Sheikh Ab­dul­lahi Bala Lau dis­closed this yes­ter­day in Abuja, when he led some cler­ics and other dig­ni­taries to com­mis­sion a guest house built by the group at Life Camp area in Abuja.

He said while the NUC re­quires 100 hecters of land as min­i­mum for a univer­sity, the group has only 7 hecters, hence the de­ci­sion to con­vert the fa­cil­i­ties to other pur­poses.

Lau said the group is presently util­is­ing the pro­posed site for the univer­sity as a skill ac­qui­si­tion cen­tre and other hu­man ca­pac­ity devel­op­ment projects, while plans for the univer­sity is still in progress.

He said the guest house, a three storey build­ing, would be used in lodg­ing guests of the group in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal.

A spe­cial ap­peal fund to build a per­ma­nent head­quar­ters of the group and mosque was led by the na­tional sec­re­tary of JIBWIS, Sheikh Muham­mad Kabir Gombe along with the Emir of Jiwa, Al­haji Idris Musa, who rep­re­sented the FCT min­is­ter, Mal­lam Muham­mad Bello at the oc­ca­sion.

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