Rochas, Wamakko, Yuguda Showers Cash on Muslim Converts in Abuja
Sokoto state Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, Imo state Governors, Rochas Okorocha and his Bauchi state counterpart, Alhaji Isa Yuguda yesterday showered cash donations to a number of Igbo natives who converted to Islam at the Abuja’s National Mosque.
While Governors Wamakko and Yuguda each donated N5million to the converts, Governor Rochas Okorocha and former Governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu gave N2 million and N1million respectively to the converts.
The converts, young men beteween 25 and 35 years, described Islam as a “truthful, peaceful and charitable faith.”
The new Muslim converts are 17 Igbos, one Yoruba, and a Northern Hausa Christian: Chief Suleiman Nwachukwu, Ibrahim Uchenna Ukah, Muhammad Sani Stanley Uziogwe, Bello Kelvin Nmadu, Habibullah Kosoro Ofolete, Jamilu Osita Agocha, Haruna Chichebem Nwabirika, Abdulazeez Paschal Iroegbulam, Suleiman Ifeanyi Uzoma, Adam Nduka Nweko, Dawuda Nnaemeka Uzoma, Aliyu Prince Onyekwume and Musa (Anayo) Adugbaa, all of Imo state. Others are Abdulmalik Bongo Edet (Cross River), Hassan Babalola Shegun (Ondo), Nasir Peter Ndubisi (Anambra) and Bashir Prince Dulla (Akwa Ibom).
“I was attracted to Islam because of the truth it resonated in me, and I saw the charity of the faith which all its adherents find peace and solace in,” said Ibrahim Ukah, formerly Uchenna Ukah, a younger brother of a fellow convert, Tobechi Ukah, now Abdullahi Ukah.
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