Khadimul-Islam, Alhaji Bilya Sanda donates female hostel to Al-Qalam University
A Leading philanthropist based in Katsina, Alhaji Bilya Sanda has raised the stakes in community service by donating a female hostel to Al-Qalam University.
The 128 bed space female hostel which cost the philanthropist about 30million Naira to build came as a great relief to the University management who has been struggling every year to provide a secured accommodation for female students outside the campus because of limited hostel accommodation within the campus.
The Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Alhaji Sani Zangon Daura received the key to the hostel at the handing over ceremony which took place on Sunday, 9th July, 2017.
In his short speech, Alhaji Bilya Sanda described the project as his modest contribution towards addressing the problem of hostel accommodation in the university and called for more support to be given to the university especially from the wealthy individuals in society.
“I said to my colleagues, please when ever we have the opportunity to help society let us accept because it is a privilege. Let’s help with all we have either with our money, knowledge or anything small because I have a strong believe that who ever is helping the people, Allah would always assist him”.
Also in his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Shehu Garki Ado described Alhaji Bilya Sanda as a great and rare personality worthy of being emulated adding that he had learnt a lot from Alhaji Bilya Sanda in his humility and love for community service.
The Vice Chancellor recalled that “he voluntarily wrote a letter asking us to give him permission to construct a 128 bed space students hostel and the University Council graciously approved. Now, we only say to him Jazakallahu khairan because Alhaji Bilya has been coming to the rescue of the university; at least I have witnessed this personally during my tenure as I have also read what he had donated to the university since inception.”
Taking over the hostel project, the Pro Chancellor of the University, Alhaji Sani Zangon Daura expressed appreciation to Alhaji Bilya Sanda observing that Allah has given him a special gift to freely utilise his wealth for the common good of society.
After the taking over formalities, the Pro Chancellor and other members of the University Council went round to see the new hostel which was named Alhaji Sani Zangon Daura Female Hostel.