Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has made a significant contribution towards the education sector in Nigeria by granting a four-year full scholarship to 100 students of Muhammad Kamalud-Deen University, Ilorin, in Kwara State. The announcement was made on Saturday at the official commissioning of the private university owned by the Ansar-ul-Islam Society of Nigeria.
This generous act of philanthropy by Dr Saraki has been welcomed by the community and has been hailed as a great example of giving back to society. The scholarship donation, worth N140 million, will provide 100 students with the opportunity to complete their higher education without any financial burden.
In addition to the scholarship, Dr Saraki also donated N26 million towards the infrastructural development of the university. The funds will be used to provide different facilities in the university, which will benefit the students and faculty members alike.
“As a bona fide son of Ilorin, Baba Adini of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria, and the Waziri Ngeri of the Ilorin Emirate, this project is personal to me,” said Dr Saraki. “This commissioning is a great project for every son and daughter of the Emirate, not only for the legacy of Sheikh Kamalud-Deen but for what we can do as Ilorin Emirate community. It is a project for society, and that’s why it’s our project. That is why I have been playing my role since it started in 2005 until today.”
The university was founded by the first Grand Mufti of Ilorin and founder of the Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria, the late Sheikh Muhammad Kamalud-Deen Al-Adaby. The institution has been providing quality education to students since its inception, and Dr Saraki’s donation will help to ensure that more students have access to higher education without any financial constraints.
The scholarship and donation towards the development of the university have been lauded by the community, with many expressing their gratitude towards Dr Saraki for his generosity. The gesture has been described as a great example of giving back to society and helping to uplift the education sector in Nigeria.
Dr Saraki’s contribution to the education sector is in line with his commitment to improving the lives of Nigerians. He has been a vocal advocate for quality education and has been actively involved in initiatives aimed at improving access to education in the country.
The scholarship and donation towards the development of the university are expected to have a significant impact on the lives of the students and the community. The beneficiaries of the scholarship will have the opportunity to complete their higher education without any financial burden, while the donation towards the development of the university will help to improve the quality of education provided to students.
Dr Saraki’s contribution to the education sector is a testament to his commitment to improving the lives of Nigerians. His generosity is an inspiration to others and serves as a reminder that we all have a role to play in making the world a better place.
The scholarship and donation towards the development of Muhammad Kamalud-Deen University, Ilorin, in Kwara State, is a great example of how individuals can make a difference in their communities. By investing in education, we can help to uplift our societies and create a better future for all.