Gov. Buni Names Nguru Market After Sheikh Ngibirma, Splashes Aisha Winner of National Quranic Recitation With Gifts
By Usman Bello, Damaturu
His Excellency the Executive Governor of Yobe state Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, has named the newly constructed Nguru International Modern Market after the renowned late Islamic Scholar Sheikh Ngibirma.
The governor announced this yesterday while receiving Aisha AbdulMutalib, from Potiskum, the overall national winner of the Quranic recitation with Tafsir held in Sokoto.
Buni expressed delight with the performance of Aisha saying, she has done the state proud.
The governor announced gift of a house, appointment as Liaison Officer on Quranic recitation, scholarship to further her studies and seat to perform Hajj along with her husband.
Similarly, the governor approved Hajj seats to officials who accompanied her to the competition in Sokoto.
He stressed the commitment of his government to provide quality Islamic and Western education across the state.
The governor said Yobe state as part of the old Ngazargamu empire that was known for Islamic knowledge will uphold the good old legacy of the empire.
Meanwhile, the Nguru International Modern Market is now to be known as Sheikh Ngibirma Modern Market.
Gov. Buni said this is to immortalise the late renowned scholar who contributed greatly to Islamic education in the area.
“He was an International scholar whose works are recognized in the Muslim World internationally” Buni said.
Governor Buni was eulogized by various scholars for his focus on building both Western and Islamic education in the state.