By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin
The management of Ilorin Central Jum’mat Mosque in Kwara State has erected close circuit television (CCTV) in the mosque complex to ensure security of worshippers.
The CCTV project covers both the interior and exterior parts of the expansive mosque complex, which functions can be monitored by the designated officers from their phones and from any part of the world.
The chairman of the Mosque’s Central Working Committee, Alhaji Sheu AbdulGafar, disclosed this on Thursday during the meeting of the mosque’s board of trustees and stakeholders held in Ilorin.
AbdulGafar, who presented the 2021 progress report of the Mosque added that the management also completed the mosque’s library complex which has over 20,000 collection of books and journals covering all aspects of Islamic studies and a few professional books in engineering, law, accounting and English language.
Thr library, which is equipped with internet facility, serves both digital and manual users.
The chairman disclosed that the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has approved the use of 65 plots of land at the Ilorin Yidi praying ground for investment purposes for the Central Juma’at Mosque.
AbdulGafar further disclosed that the state government has issued a certificate of occupancy (C of O) in respect of the Ilorin Yidi praying ground in favour of the Ilorin central Juma’at Mosque.
Also speaking, the chairman, Board of Trustees of the Ilorin Central Juma’at Mosque , Justice Alfa Belgore, said that Ilorin is wholly Islam.
The former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), who said that the people of Ilorin are God- fearing and peaceful, urged the people to continue in that regard.