Saraki Inspects Mosque Rehabilitation Sites In Ilorin
In line with his usual commitment to the course of Islam, especially as the Holy month of Ramadan approaches, the President of Nigerian Senate and Waziri of Ilorin Emirate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today carried out an on-the-spot inspection of the three out of the four mosques being wholly rehabilitated by him in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The mosques, some of which were under construction and some needing to be modernized are; Jagun Mosque in Ilorin East LG, Omada Mosque in Ilorin West LG, Isale Koto and Alfa Nta Dembo Mosques in Ilorin South LG, all in Kwara Central Senatorial District, the Constituency Saraki is representing at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, Abuja. It was reported that some of those under construction were initiated many years ago through fund raising and daily charity-seeking were made stagnant as a result of lack funds to meet up with the project designs. It is of special note that as a leader who believes morality can be best revamped in the society through religious studies, he made the Isale-Koto Mosque rehabilitation project to include the construction of a block of 3 classrooms for the Arabic and Islamic students under the tutelage of the Imam of the mosque.
Along with his team, the Director General of Saraki’s Constituency Office, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi who represented the Senate President made it known that his principal discerns the fact that Islam is the ultimate pride of Ilorin, hence the reason he committed multimillion naira to the rehabilitation of the mosques. Alhaji Abdullahi while assuring the congregations of each mosque, however, specifically disclosed that apart from the mosques being rehabilitated by the Senate President, he has also committed more than one hundred and fifty multimillion naira to the construction of Agabaji Mosque and that many other mosques are under consideration for either rehabilitation or reconstruction at a later time by Sen. Saraki.
A reporter of Kwara Legacy Frontiers reported that during the inspection exercise, the Imams of the mosques being rehabilitated at their respective locations, appreciated the contribution of the Senate President to Islam and prayed the Almighty Allah to continue to be his Guardian and Protector in the course of his administrative and political duties.