An Islamic organisation, the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), said it has spent more than N100 million on developing its Islamic Centre in Guzape District, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Sheikh Yusuf Rigachikun, the Deputy Chairman, National Ulama’u Council of JIBWIS, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Gusau.
Rigachikun said the N300 million worth project started last year when the organisation signed the project contract agreement with an indigenous construction company, Coxa Integrated Limited (CIL).
He explained that the centre was aimed at providing a befitting facility for Muslims in the FCT and the country at large for knowledge acquisition and other religious activities.
He said the setting up of the centre was also part of efforts by JIBWIS to uplift Islamic religion.
According to him, the committee for the project headed by the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Aliyu Modibbo, was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Council of Ulama’u (JIBWIS), last year.
Rigachikun added that the project, which comprised of Juma’at mosque, Islamic schools, for men and women, liaison office and conference halls, among others, would be completed by the end of the year.
He further disclosed that the fund given for the project was realised through donations from the members of JIBWIS nationwide and well-to-do Muslim individuals.
He commended members of JIBWIS and individuals who also donated to the JIBWIS Specialists Hospital project in Jos, Plateau, which was completed last year.