Sokoto to offer land for Sultan Foundation’s University

By Ismail Umar, Sokoto 


The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has 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 which is to be established by the Sultan foundation.

Governor Tambuwal issued the directive while receiving copies of books written by the Caliphate leaders Sheikh Othman Danfodiyo, Abdullahin Gwandu and Sultan Muhammad Bello published by Sultan foundation and sponsored by the Sokoto State government.

He said; ”Sokoto State Government would support the actualisation of the laudable females University project by the foundation.”

Governor Tambuwal, therefore reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to encouraging 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 stressed that the caliphate had its well organised system of Administration even before the coming of colonialists that is worthy of emulation in the modern time.

On behalf of the leaders of the caliphate, the Chairman of the books publishing project  and the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera thanked the Sokoto State Government for sponsoring the publishing of 92 books and prayed Allah to reward him abundantly.

The Emir explained that under the ”second phase of the books publishing project sponsored by the Sokoto 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 one million, six hundred and fifty copies were published and distributed free to Tertiary Institutions, Islamic schools and at the Islamic convention in the United States as well as at Abu Dhabi in UAE.


Mercy Chukwudiebere