Nigeria's Vice President, Kashim Shettima on Friday launched the Jumu’at Mosque built by the Muslim faithfuls in the National Assembly.
While inaugurating the mosque, Shattima dvised the faithfuls to be mindful of their lifestyles as they must one day leave their positions and the world.
“50 years from now, many people will not be alive. We should act with humility. power and wealth are gifts from Allah”, he said.
The vice-president commended all the people involved in the building and completion of the Mosque.
Earlier, the Chairman, National Assembly Mosque Project Management Committee, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau said that the idea to build the Mosque came up in 2021.
He said the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives set up the committee comprising of four senators, 10 members of the House of Representatives and three members from NASS management.
“We had our first meeting meeting on September 22, 2021.
"After the committee’s meeting, a general meeting of all Muslim legislators was called and that was when the legislators was called and that was when the legislators converted and ordinary muted idea into a concrete reality.
“All 227 of us agreed to bear the brunt of the project, and within eight months of this agreement, we had contributed well over N570 million.
“The magnificent state-of-the-art edifice you are about to commission is the result of the moral and financial commitment of Muslim members of the 9th Assembly and Muslim staff of the National Assembly,” he said.
In his remark, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, who was represented by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, commended all the those that contributed to building the Mosque.
According to him, it is God’s will that chose the members of the 9th Assembly to do it otherwise, it would have been done earlier.