President Bola Tinubu urges Muslims to embrace humility in their daily lives as he officially commissions the National Assembly Central Mosque.
Vice President Kashim Shettima, representing Mr Tinubu, highlights the fleeting nature of life and encourages Muslims to embrace humility as they navigate their journey on Earth.
“Fifty years from now, half of the Assembly members will not be around, and very few people will know that we existed. So we should work the Earth with humility.
“As much as possible, let us strive to be humble and as much as possible, let us strive to be kind to each other.
“Power and wealth are gifts from Allah to humanity. May Allah make our contributions toward the construction of this mosque a blessing.
“Even if we are gone, reward from the construction of this mosque will follow us,” he said.
He extends his warm greetings to the Muslim community within the National Assembly for their significant contributions to constructing the magnificent mosque.
The president acknowledges and appreciates the indispensable efforts of Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in developing and realizing this remarkable mosque.
“I recognize their contributions without whose consent not a single erection plan would have been effected for the mosque’s construction.”
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, expressed his joy and appreciation for realising the mosque’s construction, commending the leaders and members of the National Assembly for their contributions to its success.
He emphasized the significance of building a mosque and thanked Allah for granting them the opportunity to undertake this noble task. Senate President Ahmad Lawan echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing the long-lasting benefits and rewards that the mosque would bring.
The Chairman of the Mosque Construction Committee, Ibrahim Shekarau, shared the journey of the mosque’s inception and the collective efforts made by the legislators to raise funds for its construction.
The Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Tambuwal, highlighted the necessity of having a mosque within the assembly premises, providing convenience for the parliamentarians and staff.