06 February, 2011
CBN Governor, Mr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Thursday in Abuja said that that Islamic banking would soon begin in Nigeria. Sanusi said this at an award dinner to mark the 20th anniversary of the Abuja Muslim Forum. He noted that the non-interest banking system will help improve and develop the nation’s economy .
According to him, other countries such as the United Kingdom and South Africa are already successfully operating the system.
He called on Nigerians to help make the project a success. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sanusi was one of the recipients of the Forum’s award.
Earlier, the Amir, Abuja Muslim Forum, Mr Musa Aliyu, said the award was meant to recognise and celebrate Muslims who have contributed to the development of Islam and the nation.
Other recipients of the award include the Minister for Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’I and some Islamic scholars and public servants. The event was attended by Islamic scholars, public servants, students, NGOs and religious organisations The forum was established in 1991 with the aim of enhancing unity, education and promotion of the welfare of Muslims. (NAN)