Kano State governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has implored the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian to support the government of Nigeria to restore peace and security in the country.
The governor, who made the call while receiving the Secretary General, World Muslim League, Shaikh Abdallah AbdulMuhsin al-Turki, lamented that the fragile peace and security in parts of the country is militating against its development.

He also stated that Nigeria stands to benefit a lot from its membership of Organization of Islamic Countries, OIC, urging the organization to open up more windows of opportunity for Nigeria, especially in the sectors of education and agriculture, among others, in view of their centrality to accelerated development.

Gov. Kwankwaso, who raised
the World Islamic League for promoting mutual cooperation and support of Islamic activities worldwide, appealed to the body to assist the state government by constructing some projects at the Northwest University in the state capital.

The projects, he explained, include an Islamic center and mosque. He further urged the league to provide technical and logistic support toward the setting up of one school of Islamic studies in each of the 44 local government areas of the state, by the state government.

He then thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its support to pilgrims from the state annually and commended the Saudi consul in Kano for his untiring effort towards maintaining good relations between his country and Nigeria, particularly Kano state.
Earlier, the Secretary General, World Muslim League, Shaikh Abdallah AbdulMuhsin al-Turki stated that Islam is a judicious religion that abhors terrorism adding that the league will not relent in fighting the menace.

He therefore enjoined Nigerian Muslims to foster better relations with non-Muslims, as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, urging the Federal government to me more steadfast in handling the security challenge in the country.