Holy Ka’aba’s imam visits Zulum,Al- Ansar, says we monitor your achievements from far
Holy Ka’aba’s imam visits Zulum, Al- Ansar, says we monitor your achievements from far
Prof. Hassan Abdulhamid Bukhari, a Saudi academic and one of the Imams leading congregational prayers at the Holy Ka’aba (Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah, has paid a visit to Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Shehu of Borno and Al- Ansar University site.
This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to Newsmen by Dr Abubakar Muhammad Sani Senior Special Assistant to the President of Al-Ansar Foundationa in Gombe on Thursday.
The statement said that the official visit to Governor Zulum took place on Wednesday evening at the Government House, Maiduguri.
Imam Bukhari, who is the Dean, Faculty of Arabic Studies for non-natives at Ummul Qura University in Makkah, was in Maiduguri at the invitation of Dr Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, President of Al-Ansar Foundation that is currently building Borno’s first private university, at a site along Gubio road in Maiduguri.
The holy Ka’aba imam, while meeting Zulum, said he was highly impressed with Borno’s hospitality and age-long history of Quranic knowledge. He noted that the state is known for its numerous Quran reciters all over the world.
Professor Bukhari, whose message was translated into English by his host, Dr Dikwa, noted that he was happy to associate with Zulum’s administration having monitored all his achievements in faraway Saudi Arabia.
“Professor Bukhari has particularly shown interest in you, having monitored your activities over the last few years and indeed happy to be associate with you and your government over the development that has been carried out under your stewardship” Dr Dikwa noted.
In his response, Governor Zulum noted that Borno has a long-standing relationship with the government and people of Saudi Arabia, particularly the custodian of the two holy mosques. He expressed appreciation for their visit.
“Indeed, one of the Imams of the Holy Mosque, Masjid Alharam visiting Maiduguri is pleasing to the entire Muslim community in the state,” Zulum said.
He also sought support from Saudi Arabia’s Government in the areas of teaching Arabic and Islamic education in Borno state
Zulum also sought support in combating violent extremist ideologies in an attempt to restore peace in the Borno state.
The Governor explained that Kanuris were originally from the Arab nations before migrating to Borno.