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BUK, Kano Emirate set up Social Reform Committee


Kano (Kano State) -Bayero University Kano, in collaboration with the Kano Emirate Council, has set up a Social Reform Committee to look into the social problems facing the society.

This is contained in statement by the Media Relations Officer of the university, Lamara Garba, in Kano on Monday.

The statement said the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, inaugurated the committee on Saturday at the university to find solutions to the social problems in line with divine injunctions.

“The main committee on social reform and societal reorientation has three sub committees made up of Marriage/Divorce, Zakkat/Economic Empowerment, and Education.’’

The statement said the committee, under the chairmanship of Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zahraddeen, is made up of eminent academics and Islamic scholars from all the Islamic sects.

It quoted Sanusi as stressing the need for Kano in particular and the country at large to have policies that would take care of girl-child education, women empowerment/marital issues and taxation.

“The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the committee was conceptualised during a round table discussion between the university and the Emir in 2014.

“The university, as a centre for research and innovation, is committed to finding solutions facing the society through in-depth research, hence, the decision to develop the noble project.”

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The vice chancellor added that the ultimate goal of the committee was not only to cater for Kano, but to serve as a model for Nigeria and other nations. (NAN)

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