On Jalingo uncompleted Main Central Mosque

Jalingo uncompleted Main Central Mosque
The 12th and current Emir of Muri-His Royal Highness (HRH), Alh. Abbas Njidda Tafida (OFR) initiated and largely sponsored the on-going Jalingo Main Central Mosque project about 26 years ago in 1988 (when he was barely few months old on the throne) and by mid 1990 (less than 2 years), the project reached about 90% completion level but which, unfortunately, remain so till date. The mosque project has now gone down on record as one of the longest (if not the longest) uncompleted mosque projects in the country having being in this condition for the last 24 years even with only about 10% of work remaining. As at now, works that are required for the project to be 100% completed include the completion of paintings, electrical works and furnishing, interior and exterior decoration, construction of toilet facilities, standardization of the water supply and distribution systems, construction of a car-parking arena, as well as expansion and general landscaping of the mosque premises.
The task should be seen as a call in the service of Islam and it is quite important to commence preliminary consultations on the mosque project without further delay in the hope of completing all outstanding works on the mosque in the months ahead and commission it on or before the first Jumma’at of this year’s (1437 AH/2016 AD,) Ramadan fast (which is merely few months away) as the first stage of preparations for the fast-approaching Muri @ 200 celebrations. In the light of this, you are all requested/recommended to rush and emulate the “muhajirun” and “ansar” by putting hands together to ensure 100% completion of Jalingo Main Central Mosque project so as to be counted among the beneficiaries of Allah’s special favors both here and hereafter. It is also recommend to the Muri Emirate Council (MEC), the need for setting-up of Contact and Mobilization Committee in respect of Jalingo Main Central Mosque project as first step towards facilitating its completion within a reasonable time-frame.
 Sa’ad Abubakar Zongre, public affairs analyst, Yerima Bappa Sanda Road, Turaki “A” Ward, Jalingo, 08030830130, [email protected] 
- Daily Trust