A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Crystal Muslim Organisation, has called on schools to instill reading culture to their students for national development.
Speaking at the event, Hajiya Maryam Idris Uthman, National Director for education at Crystal Muslim Organisation, made the call at the 17th annual essay writing competition conference with the theme ‘’Rising above limitations, seeing opportunities in challenges’’ organized in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Hajiya Maryam Uthman described reading culture as one of the beast tools that can lift people to greater heights.
Guest speaker, Dr. Abdurrahman Alufa, Dean, school of Islamic studies Afikpo Ebonyi State, Southern Nigeria, urged religious faithfuls to utilise the blessings of Allah toward socio-economic and religious development of the country.
He also emphasized the need for Muslims to be patients, prayerful and return to Allah whenever they go through difficult times.
The National Ameer of the Organisation, Mr., Shatima Muhammad, said the Organisation has been doing great towards the development of education and through healthy essay writing competition and the distribution of welfare services to various communities that are in dire need.
Mr., Muhammad also called on more schools to join the organization and participate in next year’s competition for the development of education sector in the country.
The winner of this year’s International essay competition among the three hundred entries, is the Crescent School Victoria Island, Lagos, South Western Nigeria.
The Organisation, received entries from Nigeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United State of America and United Arab Emirate.
Crystal Muslim Organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, was founded in 2006 by a group of Muslims professionals concerned about the misconception of Islam and Muslims in today’s society.