Gov. Ahmed Commended for Establishing Arabic Board
The Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulfatah Ahmed, has been commended for the establishment of the State Arabic Board and the subsequent appointment of a seven-man executive council with Dr. AbdulKadir Oba-Solagberu as the pioneer Chairman.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Sheu Alimi Islamic Foundation, (SAIF) and signed by its the National Secretary, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, describing it as a good omen for the growth of Religious Education in the state.
The Governor had on Wednesday appointed Dr. Oba-Solagberu, Chairman (Ilorin-West) Alhaji Maisuna Yahya, Secretary (Ilorin East), Mallam Ally Bello, (Isin), Mallam Armiyahu Lukman, (Ilorin-South), Mallam Yusuf Sulaiman Al Gamawiy, (Ifelodun), Mallam Fatai Mohammed Jamiu, (Moro), and Mallam Yaqub Abdullah from Edu local area of the state.
The statement noted that Dr. Oba-Solagberu is a seasoned Islamic scholar of International repute whose wealth of experience in the field of Arabic and Islamic Studies as well as his global connection will no doubt assist the newly established Board tremendously in the achievement of its goals.
The foundation however described Dr. Oba-Solagberu who is also the National President of Sheu Alimi Islamic Foundation and Founder of Darul Kitab Wassunnah College of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Ilorin as a philanthropist per excellence who has been playing positive roles in the ives of the less privileged through the facilitation foreign scholarships for over 21 years.
It therefore thanked the Leader, Senator Bukola Saraki as well as the entire members of the Kwara State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Barrister Razak Atunwa, for their painstaking strides towards ensuring that the Arabic Board Bill gets their endorsement.
The statement however felicitate with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari and other traditional rulers in the State and expressed optimism that the newly appointed Chairman and his team will justify the confidence reposed in them and enjoined Islamic clerics across the state to support the board in its programmes.
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