Put Nigeria first in all your dealings - Emir Sanusi
Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II of Kano yesterday urged Nigerians to always put the nation first in whatever they do. Speaking after commissioning a multimillion naira Juma’at mosque built by the Muslim Ummah of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, the emir also called for unity among all Nigerians. He said Nigerians irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliations must learn to live peacefully with one another, while also stressing the need for religious tolerance.
The Emir also advised the Muslim faithful to always refer to the Holy Quran in their daily activities and move closer to God by abiding by His laws. He commended the Muslim staff who donated part of their salaries in the past three years to make the idea of a befitting mosque a reality and prayed to God to reward them accordingly.
The emir, who led the Friday prayer, in his sermon spoke extensively on the building of the mosque and the benefits.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Musbau Adewumi Akanji, said the edifice cost the Muslim community N107,210,065.
The Chief Imam of the institution, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Usman Yankuzo, appreciated the initiative, noting that the mosque had the capacity for over 1,000 worshippers. He added that a conference hall, shops, the imam’s residence and Islamic school will also be built on the site and called for contributions for the project.