Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has donated the sum of N100million to the Jamaatu Izalatil Bidah Wa Ikamatul Sunnah, JBWIS, for the construction an Islamic University in Jigawa State.
A statement by the governors Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, quoted the governor as making the donation on Monday when the leadership of the group under Sheikh Bala Lau paid him a courtesy call at the Government House.
Mr. Matawalle said nothing was too much for the development of education, especially Islamic education.
He therefore, called on other state governors and wealthy individuals to support the initiative, saying that JIBWIS is a trustworthy group genuinely out to help the development of mankind.
The governor observed further that the problems of banditry and kidnappings have become rampant in the region, attributing the phenomenon to lack of love among Northerners.
According to him, the people of the region no longer love themselves and have become easy prey to machinations of the bad eggs among themselves.