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Gwandu Emir inaugurates Mosque built by Sen. Wamakko


Sokoto –  The Emir of Gwandu in Kebbi State, Alhaji Iliyasu Bashar, has inaugurated a multimillion Naira Friday prayer Mosque personally constructed by the former Governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mosque, located at Kofar-Dundaye Sokoto, was built on a land donated by the late Sarkin Fadan Sokoto, Alhaji Abu Dankure.
Bashar commended Wamakko for the gesture, saying that it will boost the growth of Islam and its propagation.
“We should all go back to God and live our lives according to Islamic injunctions.
“We should always endeavour to take daily stocks of our lives and fear God,’’ the traditional ruler admonished.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal while commending his predecessor for the gesture, promised to build a house for the Imam as well as an Islamiyya school within the mosque’s premises.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, called on other wealthy Muslims to emulate Wamakko.
“Muslims should properly use the mosque and endeavour to assist each other,” he urged.
Wamakko said that the gesture was his contribution to the development of Islam, peace and unity in the country.
He said: “The mosque named after me would provide additional praying centres for the Muslim Ummah in Sokoto city and its environs.”
NAN reports that the Sultan installed Sheikh Abdulaziz Kofar-Rini and Dr Ahmed Zaruko as the Chief Imam and Deputy Chief Imam of the mosque, respectively. (NAN)

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