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JIBWIS Islamic University in Jigawa awaits NUC accreditation – Bala Lau

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The National Chairman, Jama’atu Izalatil Bidi’a Wa Iqamatul Sunnah, JIBWIS, Sheikh Bala Lau, has disclosed that preparations are in top gear for the establishment of an Islamic University in Jigawa State.

Recall that on July 23, 2018, Jigawa State Government had allocated 65hectares of land to the group for the establishment of a university at Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.

The JIBWIS also confirmed receiving the certificate of land allocation through the Emir of Hadejia, Abubakar Maje.

Speaking with DAILY NIGERIAN on Tuesday, Mr Lau also disclosed that a team of seven prominent professors engaged by the organization had come up a “brightest academic master plan” for the take-up of the institution.

According to him, the organisation would soon submit a proposal to the National University Commission, NUC, for accreditation.

“We have received over 100million donations from spirited individuals, corporate organizations and many Nigerians.

“In fact, we have tasked ourselves to the extent that each and every member of the organization has made some donations towards the actualization of the project.

“We will never rest until the university is up and running,” he stressed.

Mr Lau also disclosed that the Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, had donated the sum of 100million to the organization for establishing an Islamic institution in the state.

He recalled that a former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, had donated a parcel of land to the Islamic organisation in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamafara State.

According to him, the said land and the N100million donation would be used in establishing an Islamic institution separate from the proposed university in Jigawa.

“We have set up a committee to look into what is on the ground and come up with a suitable proposal for what should be established in the Zamfara land.

“We could decide to establish an Islamic College Science and Technology we could also decide to establish a centre for Islamic studies. It all depends on what the committee proposed to us.

“I am assuring you that the governor’s donation and many others’ would be judiciously utilized towards actualization of the intended projects,” the JIBWIS national chairman added.

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