The Islamic Studies complex and mosque at the University of Abuja were inaugurated by Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
During the inauguration at the university’s permanent site, the Sultan pledged support from NSCIA for department and faculty projects on and beyond the campus.
Emphasizing the importance of fundraising, he urged contributions from various stakeholders, emphasizing that reliance solely on the government is not sufficient for advancing institutions. The university’s vice chancellor, Prof Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah, highlighted the significance of wealthy individuals investing in humanity, emphasizing the positive impact on good governance.
The Head of the Department of Islamic Studies, Associate Prof. Musa Olaofe, meticulously elaborated on the extensive three-year journey that culminated in the construction of the complex. During this period, philanthropist Engr Abdul Kabir Adisa Aliu actively participated by contributing to the project and demonstrating a keen interest in further supporting Muslim students through the establishment of an annual scholarship. Prof. Musa Olaofe astutely highlighted the ongoing and concerted fundraising initiatives aimed at augmenting the overall infrastructure, encompassing the provision of staff offices, classrooms, a lecture theatre, library resources, computers, and lockup shops.