Religious State: Gombe Government Inaugurates N269m Mosque

Religious State: Gombe Government Inaugurates N269m Mosque

  • Gombe state can now boast of a mosque that has 2,300 worshippers capacity and an additional 600 space
  • The reconstruction of the Central Mosque which was first constructed to fulfill the wishes of the Late Ahmadu Bello, Sardaunan Sokoto in 1968 according to officials
  • Chairman of the Mosque Building Committee, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, who doubles as Secretary to Gombe state government made this known

Kaltungo local government area of Gombe state can now boast of a world-class mosque. The mosque has the capacity to accommodate 2,300 worshippers.

Also, it has the capacity to accommodate an additional 600 space, with women and library sections included, Punch Newspaper reports.

This was disclosed y the hairman of the Mosque Building Committee, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, who doubles as Secretary to Gombe state government during the inauguration of the project.

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He said that the project for the reconstruction of the Central Mosque which was first constructed to fulfill the wishes of the Late Ahmadu Bello, Sardaunan Sokoto in 1968.

Gombe gets big mosque
Gombe state can now boast of a mosque that has 2,300 worshippers capacity and an additional 600 space
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Njodi said the reconstruction of the mosque was borne out of a general concern and desire of the people of Kaltungo.

He said:

“We felt that Kaltungo needed an ultra-modern mosque befitting of the emerging image of Kaltungo.”

According to him, the 16-member committee was constituted by the Mai Kaltungo in December 2017, adding that works on the site commenced in 2018.

“On the receipt of the design and bills to the tune of N250m, the committee engaged in aggressive fundraising efforts. This yielded sufficient results for the project to commence.
“The reconstructed mosque has the capacity for 2,300 worshippers. It has a women’s section, a library, and convenience toilets for males and females. The mosque has sufficient premises to the northern and southern flanks to accommodate an additional 600 worshippers."

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The forum called on the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, not to listen to the advocates of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the party in the interest of national unity.

The forum which comprises several party chieftains, youths leader, and other stakeholders, said Nigeria is currently deeply divided within fault lines of ethnicity and religion and cannot afford to jettison these sensibilities in critical decision-making.

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