Put Nige­ria first in all your deal­ings - Emir Sanusi

Weekly Trust - - News - Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

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.

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