Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has donated a mosque worth N100 million to the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) in Abuja.
The donation was done through his foundation, the Dangote Foundation. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Chief Corporate Communication Officer, Dangote Group, Mr Anthony Chiejina.
Chiejina explained that the foundation took over the building of the mosque in Utako District of Abuja following an appeal by FOMWAN to the President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
The mosque was handed over to Hajiya Amina Omoti, National Ameera of FOMWAN by Mallam Musa Bala, a member of the foundation at a ceremony in Abuja.
Also speaking, Bala thanked Alhaji Dangote for the gesture, saying it was aimed at touching the lives of the people.
Responding, Omoti promised that the mosque would be commissioned and opened for Juma’at prayers in January 2018.
She commended the foundation for the gesture and also thanked the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar for his numerous support towards the building of the mosque.
“Words are not enough to express how we feel but suffice it to note that the beautiful house of worship.
“FOMWAN Board of Trustees will soon meet to constitute a management committee for the mosque,’’ she said.