Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: 'JIBWIS to Launch Satellite TV Channel'

Minna — National Chairman of Jamma'ati Izalatil Bid'ah Wa'iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) Shiekh Abdullahi Bala Lau says arrangement has been concluded by the sect to launch its television station to be called 'Sunnah TV' which will be broadcasting through a television channel via satellite for the propagation of Islam.

The chairman said at the opening ceremony of the 16th JIBWIS National Qur'anic Recitation Competition in Minna, Niger State yesterday that a test run transmission of the channel had already been conducted.

Some of the programs to be run on the channel are being worked out by experts, saying the programs would be designed with clear preference to the recitation of the Holy Quran and syudy of Hadith, he said.

He said the channel, if taken off, would help in no great measure in inculcating the ideals of Islamic values among the youths by making them productive and responsible Muslim youths.

On the 16th JIBWIS national Qur'anic recitation competition, he said the wisdom for organizing the competition was simply to groom talented Muslim youths.

In his remark, Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu, represented by his deputy Ahmed Musa Ibeto, said he was delighted for his government to have created an enabling environment for the people to practice their religion in the state without hinderance.

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