PRESIDENT of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has pledged to see to the completion of the proposed Muhammad Kamaldeen University, Ilorin, Kwara State. He said the project, the brainchild of the founder of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria, late Sheik Muhammad Kamaldeen Habeebullahi Al-Adabiy, was precious to him and would do all he could to bring the lofty dream of the revered Islamic scholar to fruition. Saraki made the pledge last weekend after his installation as Baba Adini of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria. The event was in commemoration of the 49th Delegates Conference and 75th anniversary of the Islamic organisation. The former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Hajia Sinatu Ojikutu, was also installed as Iya Adini of the society at the ceremony held at the open field of the proposed Muhammad Kamaldeen University. Saraki, who eulogised the vision of the late founder, said the project was one of the legacies left behind by the scholar. He said the cleric was passionate about education, the urge which prompted him to start the proposed varsity. The Senate President, who noted that the project was a huge task, said it was his desire to commission it soon. In his sermon, Sheik Abdulmumin Ayara said the university was conceived not knowing that it would take time to realise. He noted that funding remained a major factor that has caused setback to the realisation of the project and urged well meaning Muslims to support the project. The cleric applauded late Waziri of Ilorin, Dr Olusola Saraki and the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, for their individual efforts to see to the completion of the project. He said those the Senate President delegated to assist in the project had played exemplary role and pleaded with Saraki to continue to support the proposed university.

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