Politicians in Bauchi state urged to redeem their 2018 campaign promises.
By Muhammad Babayo Asha.
The Principal of Bn Mas’ud College of Tafsir and Islamic Studies, Gwallaga Bauchi, Ustaz Kabiru Shuaibu Ibrahim has called on politicians who pledged to donate over eighteen million naira to support the school acquire its permanent site to redeem their pledges.
Ustaz Kabiru Shuaibu who was speaking in Bauchi at the ninth graduation ceremony of the school said some of the politicians that made the pledge were among members of the executives and legislatives of the immediate past and current administrations in the state and in the National Assembly.
He recalled that in 2018 when the college had its graduation ceremony the politicians attended others sent their representatives and made the pledges ranging from five million naira each for the then Governor and the state government.
Others are five million naira from the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, three million naira from the then PDP gubernatorial candidate as well as two hundred and fifty thousand naira from the one time Bauchi South Senator.
The Principal of the College said the reminder became necessary as every soul would be questioned on the day of judgement pertaining to the promises it made.
He called on other wealthy Muslims and philanthropists to assist the college to acquire and construct its permanent site to boost teaching and learning in the school.
In their separate remarks, chairman of the occasion Barrister Almustapha Sulainan Hassan and father of the day Khadi Abdullahi Yakubu Marafa who spoke on the importance of education called on parents to support the education of their children to become useful members of the society.
The college which graduates 89 students this year, 29 out of them memorized the holy Quran graduated over one thousand students in its three section since inception in 2012.
Meanwhile, the Chairman Bauchi State Islamiyya Schools Teacher’s Association BASISTA Alaramma Abubakar Rariya has advocated establishment of Qur’anic Science Academy in the state to accommodate graduands of islamiyya schools being produced in the state and beyond.
Alaramma Abubakar Rariya who made the call in Bauchi at the graduation ceremony of Bn Mas’ud College for Tahfiz and Islamic Studies said the call became imperative considering the increasing number of islamiyya schools graduands being recorded every year.
He encouraged relevant stakeholders and the wealthy individuals in the state to invest in supporting the search for islamic knowledge to enable them reap the reward on the day of judgement.
In a welcome address the school chairman Parents Teachers’ Association, Professor Lawal Abubakar who commended teachers of the school for their resilience and commitment to impact knowledge to the students called on parents to ensure prompt payment of the meagre amount being charged for the successful running of the school.
Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Professor Muhammadu Abdulazeez called for the creation of a special fund to cater for the running of islamiyya schools.
In a good will message, the state chairman Jamaatul Izalatul Bidi’a Waiqamatus Sunnah Barrister Garba Hassan advised Muslims to imbibe the culture of reading and memorization of the holy Quran and seek for Allah’s interventions into challenges facing the country.
Earlier, the Chief Imam of Umar Bn Khatab Jummat Mosque Kofar Gombe, Dr Zubairu Abubakar Madaki called on those in the leadership positions to champion the course of supporting islamiyya schools teachers to boost their morales, considering their roles in moral upbringing of the younger ones.
The Special Guest of Honour Professor Salisu Shehu represented by Hamisu Shehu commended the school authorities for their outstanding performance and urged them to maintain the tempo.
Highpoint of the event was recitation of the holy Quran and presentation of gifts to the graduands that excell.