Funtua (Katsina State) - The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday in Funtua, Katsina State advised youths to resist any attempt to discourage them from acquiring education.
Tambuwal, who made the call at the 18th graduation ceremony of Madarasatul Hisburahim, an Islamic education forum, described education as the pillar of development in any society.
“There is the need for stakeholders to work conscientiously towards imparting moral education in the younger generation,’’ he said.
The Speaker later donated N3 million to the school’s management, and N50,000 to each of the 53 graduating students who successfully memorised the Holy Qur’an.
Also speaking, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, said Islam preaches peace and harmony and reiterated his call that Muslims were not terrorists.
Abubakar explained that only unity and peace would save the country from the present security challenges it was facing.
He urged the graduates to consider the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an as a step to the pursuance of knowledge and pledged continued support to the school.
The Sultan also donated N1 million to the school.
While speaking, the state’s Gov. Ibrahim Shema, who was represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Musa Adamu, said his administration had initiated the Qur’anic school feeding support programme.
He said the state had also supported over 400 religious institutions in the state.
“Our administration is committed to education and stakeholders should support our efforts to promote sound moral upbringing for children,’’ Shema said.
The School Head Teacher, Malam Salisu Tasiu, said the school has 2,329 students, with 252 of them very good at reading the Qur’an.
He said 53 others had memorised the holy book this year.
The event was also attended by Sen. Abu Ibrahim (APC-Katsina South), among other dignitaries.(NAN