FUDMA inaugurates advisory board on learning, research on Qur’an
Centre for Qur’anic Studies and Research, Federal University Dutsin-ma (FUDMA), Katsina State, has inaugurated a 13-member Advisory Board to enhance learning and research on the Holy Qur’an.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Armaya’u Hamisu-Bichi, said at the inauguration ceremony on Thursday in Dutsin-ma, that the board was expected to discharge its advisory role for the centre’s success.
Hamisu-Bichi said that the board members were carefully selected based on their experiences and selfless services to humanity.
“Experience cannot be gained in a day; your experience and commitment will assist the centre, the university and the society in general,” he said.
The vice-chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Dr Aminu Ado, thanked the members of the committee for accepting the call to serve the centre.
He assured that the institution’s management would give the board every support required to move the centre forward.
In his acceptance speech, the board’s Chairman, who is also the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Musa Danladi-Abubakar, thanked the university management for finding them worthy to serve the centre.
Danladi-Abubakar said that the board members would use their vast knowledge and experiences in contributing to the centre and the university’s progress and achievements.
According to him, the establishment of the centre is timely, in view of the challenges being facing by some Qur’anic schools system in the country.
Danladi-Abubakar, who spoke extensively on the Qur’anic school system, said that education was the right of every child.
“It is the responsibility of parents and government to educate the children.
“However, the children we are seeing roaming the streets today is an indication that we have failed to do what is expected of us,” he said.
The chief judge advised the centre to ensure that all the departments in the institution were made to explore the Holy Qur’an.
The centre’s Director, Dr Jabir Musa-Suleiman, thanked Allah for blessing the centre with such prominent personalities.
Musa-Suleiman said that Allah would always promote the Holy Qur’an, adding that He had brought the members together to dedicate themselves for better service to the centre.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Prof. Adamu Abubakar-Gwarzo emerged the board’s Vice Chairman, with Prof. Ibrahim Muhammad, District Head of Dutsin-Ma, Alhaji Sada Muhammad-Sada, Alhaji Abubakar Jalli-Gambo and Alhaji Aminu Makera as members.
Others were: Gwani Abubakar Sa’id, Shiekh Yakubu Musa, Amb. Isa Dodo, Gwani Muhammad Adam-Alkali, District Head of Matazu, Alhaji Iro Matazu and Alhaji Bilya Sanda, while the centre’s director, Dr Jabir Musa-Suleiman, would serve as the Secretary. (NAN)