By Murtala Muhammad/Aminu Gambo
Bauchi State Government has been commended for the completion of a forty million naira, two storey Juma’at mosque at Yalwan Kagadama in Bauchi local government area.
A renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Mansur Isa Yalwa made the commendation at the inaugural Walimah held at the mosque premises.
Sheikh Mansur Yalwa who noted that completion of the mosque construction was long overdue, commended late Malam Inuwa Fari and late Muhammadu Baban Takko who laid its foundation.
He called on people of the area to pray for and support government policies and programmes as well as ensure good maintenance of the mosque.
Speaking at the event, the State Governor Bala Mohammed expresses his administration’s commitment to execute developmental projects towards meeting the yearnings and aspirations of people in the State.
Represented by the Deputy Speaker Bauchi State House of Assembly Ahmed Kawule, the Governor promised to ensure that people of the State reap the dividends of Democracy.
In a remark, the immediate past Commissioner Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki said in an effort to ensure equity, the State Government has constructed Churches, while similar projects are currently ongoing in some communities across the State.
Also speaking the Chairman, Bauchi Local Government Mahmoud Baba-Ma’aji, pledged his readiness to facilitate the construction of a road linking Yelwan Kagadama and neighboring communities.
Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu, represented by the Galadima of Bauchi also the District Head of Zungur, Surveyor Sai’du Jahun called on Yalwan Kagadama community to live in peace with their neighbours and support the current administration for rapid development of the area and the state at large.
In an interview with our correspondent on behalf of the family of late Muhammadu Baban Takko, Zaharaddeen Baban Takko expressed delight that the legacy of his father has been fulfilled.