JAMB Registrar Donates Books to Central Mosque
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Olarewaju Oloyede, has donated books to the Ilorin Jummu’at Mosque in Kwara state.
Presenting the books on Arabic and Islamic Studies, Prof. Is-haq, who was a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin said the gesture was his contribution to knowledge sharing and development of scholarship.
He was represented at the occasion by Dr. Abubakar Aliagan, an astute Islamic scholar and a senior lecturer in the Department of Religions studies of the University of Ilorin.
Aliagan emphasized on the need to equip the library with books that will be of benefit to readers and expose the youth to core Islamic teachings.
“It is our responsibilities to support the cause of Islam by providing religious and educative materials to the society.
“But it is quite amazing that these books are the very first set of books on the shelves of the library. Many of us may not know of these challenges as the library seems not to be given wide publicity” he said.
The Dan-Madami of Ilorin, Alhaji Shehu Abdul-Gafar who received the books on behalf of the Emir, expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the donor for his continuous support and contributions to the development of education particularly towards religious knowledge.
Alhaji Shehu noted that all the available computers and some E- Library facilities were donated by Eng. Hamza Usman, from Kogi State, whose father was once the bursar of Kwara state polytechnic at its inception.
The Dan-Madami of Ilorin, also called on youths and the general public to utilize and continuously support in equipping the library with other useful materials not necessarily restricted to Islamic and Arabic contents.