Tambuwal receives books published by Sultanate
From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has received about 1.7 million copies of books written by the caliphate leaders Sheikh Othman Danfodiyo, Abdullahin Gwandu and Sultan Muhammad Bello.
The books were published by Sultan Foundation and sponsored by the state government.
Governor Tambuwal reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to encourage all efforts geared towards enhancing the works of both the past and present leaders of the Caliphate.
The governor, on behalf of the caliphate leaders, thanked the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera for his commitment to the success of the books publishing project and support as well as loyalty to the Sultan.
He pointed out that the Caliphate had its well organized system of administration even before the coming of colonialists worthy of emulation in the modern time.
Tambuwal also directed the state Ministry of Lands and Housing to provide suitable land for the immediate take off of Nana Asma’u University of Medical Sciences in the state to be established by the Sultan Foundation.
The governor said that the state government would support the actualisation of the laudable all Females University Project by the Foundation.
Earlier, the chairman of the books publishing project set up by the Sultan Foundation and Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, on behalf of the leaders of the Caliphate, thanked the state government and Governor Tambuwal for sponsoring the publishing of 92 books, praying Allah to reward him abundantly.
The Emir explained that under the second phase of the books publishing project sponsored by the state government, a total of 1,380,000 copies of the books were published out of which six are on grammar.
Alhaji Mera further said that under the first phase, 98 books amounting to 1,650,000 copies were published and distributed free to tertiary institutions, Islamiyyah schools and the Islamic convention in the United States as well as at Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirate (UAE).