It has been reported that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto on Sunday signed into law two bills on Zakkat and Waqf as well as Arabic and Islamic Education commissions.
The decrees establishing the two as ‘boards’ was an aberration that needed modification, thus the initiation of the bills and their subsequent evolution into laws.
He stated that the government will continue to track and support all the students in their pursuit of religious and Western education as well as entrepreneurship, emphasizing that the model is simply aimed at making sure that whoever passes through it acquires skills to make him self-reliant and less reliant on getting white collar jobs.
With respect to the Zakkat and Waqf Commission, the Governor says it will be a trendsetter, as many states in the country and other countries are waiting to adopt and adapt it “to suit their own situations.”
He also urged the incoming administration in the state to embrace synergy and work closely with all stakeholders in the state for sustainable development.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar during his address gave kudos to the state government for inaugurating the ALNIZAMO model and signing the bills into law, stating that all were pacesetters in the country.
He also advocated for a full implementation of the ALNIZAMO system.
The Guest speaker at the occasion, Professor Bashar Shehu Galadanci of the Bayero University Kano spoke extensively on the blending of the Pondok system into Almajiri Nizzamiyyah education (ALNIZAMO).
In their separate remarks both the permanent secretary and Chairman of the Zakkat and Waqf Commission, Mallam Lawal Mai Doki and that of the Executive Secretary of the Arabic and Islamic Education Commission, Umar Altine Aliyu Dandin Mahe expressed appreciation to the state government for making their dream a reality, adding that this will go a long way in promoting the teaching of Islamic religion.