The University of Benin (UNIBEN) Muslim Community was agog today as the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, performed the ground-breaking of the UNIBEN Muslim Community Multi-Purpose Hall on campus.
This was disclosed by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire, PhD, in a statement issued on Friday and made available to CAMPUS GIST, in Benin City.
According to the statement, Leader of the Muslim Community, Barr. Nurudeen Asunogie explained that the project is in response to the VC’s challenge to the community to improve on the aesthetics of the mosque complex.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Imam of the UNIBEN Mosque and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Ekehuan Campus), Prof. A.B. Ayinde, commended the VC for her good works which, he remarked, are resonating all over the campuses of the University.
On her part, Professor Salami said she was proud of the Muslim community – staff and students – for their peaceful disposition and urged them not to relent.
Other Principal Officers of the University and some Deans as well as Directors were present at the groundbreaking ceremony.
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