12th July 2023, Asokoro, Abuja
In a show of solidarity and cooperation, the esteemed Founder and President of Al-Ansar Foundation, Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, mni paid a courtesy visit today to the recently elected Governor of Niger State, His Excellency, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago, at the Niger State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro.
The visit, which was characterized by warmth and enthusiasm, aimed to strengthen the bond between Al-Ansar Foundation and the new administration, as well as explore opportunities for collaboration in various developmental projects and initiatives across Niger State.
Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, a well-respected philanthropist and advocate for social change, conveyed his congratulations to Governor Mohammed Umar Bago on his recent electoral victory. He expressed his optimism about the positive changes that the new administration would bring to the state and assured the governor of Al-Ansar Foundation’s commitment to supporting the government’s developmental agenda.
During the meeting, both leaders engaged in fruitful discussions on key areas of mutual interest, including education, healthcare, poverty alleviation, youth empowerment, and on increasing the IGR base of the state. They emphasized the importance of collaboration between the government and civil society organizations like Al-Ansar Foundation in addressing the pressing challenges facing Niger State.
Governor Mohammed Umar Bago expressed his gratitude to Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa for his visit and applauded the foundation’s significant contributions to various humanitarian causes across the country. He acknowledged the invaluable role that Al-Ansar Foundation has played in supporting vulnerable communities and marginalized groups, particularly in the areas of healthcare, education, and empowerment.
The governor further expressed his commitment to creating an enabling environment for organizations like Al-Ansar Foundation to thrive, stating that his administration would prioritize collaboration with reputable and impactful NGOs to achieve sustainable development goals. He thanked the Founder and President for investing in his state in one of the key priority areas of his administration – education, by establishing the Al-Ansar Academy, Suleja (ALAASU), one of the flagship schools under the Al-Ansar Foundation that runs a world-class integrated British and Islamic curricula. The governor also promised to support the Foundation’s initiatives in the state and that he would find time to visit ALAASU on a future date to see things for himself.
As the meeting concluded, both Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa and Governor Mohammed Umar Bago expressed their shared commitment to working together to improve the lives of the people of Niger State. They agreed to establish a framework for future collaborations, including joint initiatives, resource sharing, and regular consultations.
The courtesy visit of Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa to Governor Mohammed Umar Bago exemplifies the spirit of partnership and unity, signaling a positive step towards collective efforts in driving development and progress in Niger State. It is anticipated that this meeting will pave the way for fruitful collaborations and result in transformative projects that will benefit the people of Niger State for years to come.