Fintiri Reiterates Commitment To Education

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reiterated the commitment and determination of his administration to continue to give priority to education.
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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

 

By Hassan Umar Shallpella

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reiterated the commitment and determination of his administration to continue to give priority to education.

He stated this at the closing ceremony of the first edition of the Nana Asma’u recitation competition for female students of Nigeria, Adamawa state chapter held on Sunday at the Women Development Centre Yola.

Represented by Commissioner for Transport, Alhaji Jika Mustapha, the Governor noted that progress and development can be attained if the populaces are educated.

The Governor while applauding the foresight of the organizers assured that government will assist the Nana Asma’u Foundation in all its activities.

He charged Muslim parents to ensure that their children got Islamic education and memorize verses of the Holy Qur’an, stressing that such competition will encourage others to start memorizing the Holy Qur’an.

In his speech, the Guest Speaker at the event, Doctor Ismaila Abdullahi Kumo who is also the Deputy National Director Da’awa of Jama’atil Izalatil Bid’a Wa’ikamatis Sunnah spoke extensively on the benefits and rewards Muslim will drive from reading the Holy Qur’an.

He then charged parents to instill into their children the habit of memorizing verses of the Holy Qur’an, maintaining that the Holy Qur’an is complete to mankind and provide solutions to all challenges confronting an individual or society.

Also in his speech, the National Chairman of the Foundation and special guest of honor, Doctor Abdullahi Saleh Kazaure said the essence of organizing the competition which started in two thousand and nine is to encourage pupils to endeavor to memorize the Holy Qur’an at the early stage of life.

The National Coordinator of the Foundation, Alhaji Nasiru Abdullahi Gidadawa gave an overview of the formation of the organization and its objectives.

He commended the organizers for ensuring that only those that participate at the local government level are allowed to participate at the state level.

In their separate remarks, the state chairman of the Foundation, Amirah and Coordinator Alhaji Sahabo Magaji, Asma’u Aliyu Abubakar and Hamid Idris Ahmad as well as the chairman main organizing committee Alhaji Usman Bajika expressed gratitude to those who contributed immensely to the success of the event.

The occasion was held under the chairmanship of Alhaji Gambo Jika, while Lamido Adamawa, Doctor Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa were represented by the Acting District Head of Jimeta Alhaji Muhammadu Baba Jauro.

The highlight of the event was the crowning of the overall winner with regalia an eighteen-year-old Zainab Abubakar from Demsa local government area, presentation of gifts and prizes.

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