The New Nigerian People Party NNPP candidate for Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, has constructed a befitting Juma’a Mosque at the site he earlier planned to set up a film village.
ALL IN ONE reports that besides Juma’a Mosque, the politician has also established an agriculture market and trade centre designed to create about 500 direct jobs in the state.
Speaking during the commissioning of the market on Saturday in Kofa, Bebeji local government area, Kofa said the market is a one-stop shop, with 200 stores.
The market, he said, is situated at Kofa, his hometown, which is 65 kilometres from Kano, on the Kano-Zaria road.
The modern market
Kofa further said the project, conceived and commenced 10 years ago, would offer 24-hour services to customers.
He further explained that the market would create additional 1,000 indirect jobs in the near future.
Kofa revealed that the project was borne out of the desire to bring development to people by complementing various government efforts.
According to him, the place has steady water and electricity supply, parking space for about 100 trailers, and space for loading and offloading.
Others, he said, are efficient car park, hostels, inter-state car park, eateries, among others.
ALL IN ONE reports that the place has a filing station, police and security station, Mosque, bank, clinic and fire service, among others.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Dawanau Grains Market, Alhaji Murtala Isa, commended the proprietor for the efforts, which, he said, would assist in boosting socio-economic activities in the state.
He also urged wealthy individuals in the state to emulate Jibrin-Kofa by providing more opportunities for job creation for the people.
Musa Aliyu, a dealer in textile materials in the market, expressed delight and called on the people to patronize the market.
Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, Femi Gbajabiamila and Abba Kabir Yusuf
ALL IN ONE reports that the occasion was graced by thousands of people, including the speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, NNPP governorship candidate Abba Kabir Yusuf, Chairman of Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board Sheikh Abdullahi Saleh Pakistan, Islamic clerics, businessmen, politicians within and outside the state.
The Juma’a Mosque
The aborted film village
It will be recall that Kofa had in June, 2016 announced the federal government plan to establish a world-class film village in Kofa town, with a view to standardizing local film production and creation of jobs.
He told Bebeji/Kiru stakeholders that the 20-hectare centre would be equipped with state-of-art facilities and equipment for film-making similar to an Indian film city and a Chinese film centre.
However, a week after the announcement some Islamic clerics opposed the establishment.
They described the project as a plot to undermine Muslims and their religion by creating a hub for immorality.