Prof. Hassan Abdulhamid Bukhari, a Saudi academic and one of the Imams leading congregational prayers at the Holy Ka’aba (Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah, has paid a visit to Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, Shehu of Borno and Al-Ansar University site.
Imam Bukhari, who is the Dean Faculty of Arabic Studies for non-natives at Ummul Qura University in Makkah, was in Maiduguri at the invitation of Dr Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, President of Al-Ansar Foundation that is currently building Borno’s first private university, at a site along Gubio road in Maiduguri.
The Holy Ka’aba Imam, while meeting Zulum, said he was highly impressed with Borno’s hospitality and age-long history of Quranic knowledge. He noted that the state is known for its numerous Quran reciters all over the world.
Professor Bukhari, whose message was translated into English by his host, Dr Dikwa, noted that he was happy to associate with Zulum’s administration, having monitored all his achievements in faraway Saudi Arabia.