By: Abdulrazaq Auwal Mungadi, Gombe
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Ali Pantami has called on the committee on the reconstruction of the Kaltungo Central Mosque in Gombe state to consider the training of youths on endurance while trying to be self-reliant.
Pantami made the call while speaking as a guest speaker at the commissioning of the reconstructed Kaltungo Central Mosque on Friday in Kaltungo Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe state.
He laments that the reconstructed Kaltungo Central Mosque should not be limited to prayers and reading of the holy Quran, it should be used to ensure unity, community development, and a center where experts in business and other professionals will be used to positively engage the youths.
On his part, the Chairman of the Mosque Building Committee Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi disclosed that a committee of 16 members was constituted by the Mai Kaltungo in December 2017 and that the actual works on the site commenced in 2018.
The reconstructed mosque has the capacity for 2,300 worshippers. It has a women’s section, a library, and convenience toilets for males and females. The mosque has sufficient premises to the northern and southern flanks to accommodate an additional 600 worshippers.
Meanwhile, the Shehu of Borno who chaired the commissioning ceremony which had Gombe state governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, and other royal fathers in attendance, congratulated the Kaltungo Chiefdom for the completion of the project as he equally urged leaders in the state to use the mosque in promoting peace and unity.