VP Sambo Commends JIBWIS On Efforts At Arresting Poverty And Enhancing Peace



The Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo has commended the Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) on its efforts at complimenting the Federal Government to arrest poverty and enhance peace and national unity in the country.

The Vice President gave this commendation, Friday, during JIBWIS Annual National Seminar, tagged Islam, Peace and Development and  Stakeholders Engagement on Families in Difficult Circumstances Support Scheme (FIDSS), which held at the National Mosque, Abuja.

Vice President Sambo assured the gathering that the Administration under the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was willing to partner with such bodies to ensure the banishment of poverty in the land and for the promotion of peaceful co-existence in the country.

“As you are poised to contributing your own quota to national development, government is assuring you of its full support and cooperation at all times in the realisation of your stated goals and objectives. Your well designed social safety net programme intended to address positively poverty related issues tagged (Families in Difficult Circumstances Support Scheme (FIDSS), is not only a commendable initiative but also an attempt to complement government efforts in that direction,” he said.

Speaking further, Arc Sambo enumerated various strategies that government was employing to banish poverty and enhance the living standards of the citizenry, which he said cut across improving power supply, transportation, agriculture, education, the Almajiri Education System, as well as women and youth empowerment.

Vice President Sambo who said government was working round the clock to ensure the provision of adequate security in the country said “I must seize this singular opportunity to call on all citizens of our dear country to pray and contribute our quotas for peace and development of our nation.”

Earlier in his address the National Chairman of JIBWIS, Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, stated that the Seminar was aimed at charting a new cause for economic empowerment of the Muslim Ummah through the FIDSS initiative. He noted that the objectives of the initiative were to provide direct intervention in the areas of healthcare, education, working capital and agriculture among several others.

Sheikh Lau appealed to government to partner with the organisation to realise the noble objectives, while also commending government’s efforts at tackling the security challenges and the Almajiri situation.

The two day event would witness presentations from notable scholars, such as, Prof Awalu Yadudu, Prof Aminu Gurun, Sheikh Hussain Zakariyya and others.

Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari, Senator Danjuma Goje, Senator Ahmed Sani Yariman Bakura, Gen A. B. Mamman (rtd), former Chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and other notable dignitaries.

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