Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, has generously awarded full four-year scholarships to 100 students from Muhammad Kamalud-Deen University in Ilorin, Kwara State. At the official commissioning of the university, owned by the Ansar-ul-Islam Society of Nigeria, Saraki also contributed projects worth millions towards enhancing the institution’s infrastructure.
In a statement from his Press Officer on Local Matters, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, it was revealed that Saraki donated N140 million for the 100 student beneficiaries’ full scholarships, alongside an additional N26 million for various university facilities.
“As a proud son of Ilorin, deeply connected to the Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria and holding the esteemed position of Waziri Ngeri of the Ilorin Emirate, this initiative holds a personal significance for me,” Saraki expressed. “This commissioning stands as a significant project for every individual from the Emirate, not just as a tribute to Sheikh Kamalud-Deen but as a testament to our collective potential as a community.”
Highlighting the communal aspect, Saraki added, “This is a project for society, and as such, it belongs to all of us. I’ve been involved in nurturing this initiative since its inception in 2005, and I remain committed to its progress.”
The university’s establishment roots back to the late Sheikh Muhammad Kamalud-Deen Al-Adaby, the first Grand Mufti of Ilorin and the visionary behind the Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria.