The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has rewarded 55 Quranic granduands for successfully completing Free Adult Arabic and Islamic Evening Class, organised by the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony (Walimotul Quran), held at the June 12, Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta, Governor Amosun, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, stated that the financial reward was to encourage people who seek knowledge about their religion and ways of the prophet Muhammed (SAW).
He added that government would continue to encourage those who are interested in broadening their Quaranic knowledge, urging graduands to put what they have learnt into good practice.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of the Board, Dr. Ishaq Adebayo Yusuf, congratulated all graduands for their commitment to learning the Quran, stating that the vision and mission of the evening lesson was to ensure quality assurance in ways that would develop personal discipline and integrity.
The Guest Speaker, Alhaji Tajudeen Adewunmi, who spoke on the importance of learning the Quran, stressed the need for the holy book to be read daily, as anybody who learn Quran and read it continually, would solicit for others, on the day of judgement.
On his part, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Tunji Kalejaiye, enjoined the Granduands to put in their best in learning the meaning of the Quran, calling on Muslims to register for the Free Adult Arabic and Islamic Class at the Secretariat Mosque, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta.
Responding on behalf of the granduands, Alhaji Abidoye Amosun, expressed gratitude to the Governor for supporting the programme, saying they would put what they have learnt into practice.
Put together by:
Sururat Odusanya & Ismail Shokunbi
Press Officers, MPWB