JIBWIS to Establish Varsity in Bauchi as Gov Bala, Atiku, Tinubu make Significant Contributions
By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
Bauchi State Government says the move by an Islamic Organization Jama’atul Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah JIBWIS to establish a private University in the state would complement Government’s effort towards addressing challenges in education sector.
The state Governor Bala Mohammed stated this at the occasion of Fund Rising for the construction of the proposed Fortune University at Toro Local Government Area of the State.
Governor Bala Mohammed who said the state government has donated one hundred and twenty hectares of land asked all the local government areas of the state to contribute two hundred million naira to facilitate timely completion of the projects.
He also announced the support of fifty million naira each from all the Governors of the nineteen northern states.
According to the Governor education is one of the priority areas of his administration and therefore he would encourage efforts by credible groups and organizations like JIBWIS towards accommodating the teaming youth in institutions of learning.
Also, the Presidential Candidate of People’s Democratic Party PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar donated one hundred million naira while his counterpart of All Progressives Congress APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave one hundred and twenty million naira as his contribution.
In his address, the JIBWIS’s Chairman, National Council of Ulamah Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir said the Islamic Organization has established over five thousand primary and secondary schools and enrolled about seven million pupils across the country under it’s education development initiative.
Sheikh Yahaya Jingir who said organization has obtained all relevant documents for establishment of the university, called on Governments at all levels, corporate organizations and wealthy individuals to make contributions towards actualizing the project.
The University is proposed to accommodate twelve faculties, Departments, ICT centre, and state of the art facilities.