The Governor of Niger State, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, in the faraway United States of America, has been engaging with some global figures to discuss areas in which Niger State has a comparative advantage and where its potential can be tapped for mutual benefits.
The discussion of the governor with the world leaders centred on a strategic partnership in agriculture, education, energy, healthcare, and many other spheres of the economy.
Some of the personalities the governor met were the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Jane Mohammed, Consular General of the Nigerian High Commission in New York, Ambassador Lot Peter Egopija, and Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
In a statement made available to Newsline by his Chief Press Secretary, Mal. Bologi Ibrahim, Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago explained that his administration was committed to an enduring and sustainable partnership that will engender peace, mutual benefits, development, and prosperity for all citizens in the state.
Affluent members of the Muslim community in society have been called upon to actively participate in furthering the cause of Islam in Niger State.
The call was made by Sheikh Attahiru Bala Dukku, the Chief Imam of Morris Jumaat Mosque located in Minna, the capital of Niger State.
Sheikh Dukku conveyed this message during a Friday sermon, which coincided with the official commissioning of the new mosque.
During his sermon, the esteemed Imam passionately emphasised the significance of congregational prayers on Fridays, underscoring their pivotal role in the practice of Islam.
He explained that the newly inaugurated mosque has been strategically designed to serve as a central hub for the propagation of Islamic teachings and values throughout Niger State.
Sheikh Dukku, in his capacity as a spiritual leader, appealed to those among the affluent Muslim community, urging them to consistently strive and generously contribute towards the advancement and development of Islam, both within Niger State and the broader context of Nigeria.