Nigerian-Turkish College Distributes Food Packages, Puts Over 90 Boreholes In Place
The Nigerian-Turkish International College (NTIC) in Kaduna has so far distributed over 10,000 food packages in this year’s Ramadan period to the less-privileged, orphans, the poor or the needy, the Turkish Director of the Kaduna College, Mr Davud Sagir, has said.
He said, the College has also constructed over 90 hand-pump and electric motorized boreholes in many villages, hamlets and schools in Kaduna state in the last four years of its existence.
Conducting newsmen round some of the boreholes, Mr Sagir said, the beneficiaries include Kauya Village 1; Barakallahu Village, Jabanga, Gwazaye, Doka, Anguwan Bishar Zaria, Tudun Kusa Zaria, Dankyawai, Soba Lungu, LEA Primary School Barakallahu, Unguwan Jatau, Jatau Village Rigachikun, Babanga 2, among others.
He further said, it is not only part of their corporate social responsibility, but their duty to provide assistance in education, medicare, charitable causes as well as ensure interfaith and intercultural dialogue among different people in the society. These, among others, have led to the establishment of their UFUK Dialogue Forum in Abuja, which has to date, conducted dialogue for different faith and cultures in the country.
Mr Sagir, who earlier on hosted some newsmen in an Iftar breakfast session in the college premises said, they are ever ready to help all those in need in any community, irrespective of their faith, tribes, or geographical locations in this country, adding that, that is why their attention would be geared towards providing a number of boreholes in the Southern part of the state in due course.
He added that, the College hosts hundreds of people every day in Iftar breakfast in which cooked sumptuous meals are being served based on the saying of the Holy Prophet Mohammed, Peace Be upon Him, and his Holy household that, ‘whoever feeds someone who observe fast, Allah would reward him with same rewards he gives to the person who observe the fast.’ “That is why we host different manner of people up to the end of the fasting period,” he said.
The NTIC Kaduna Director admitted that, apart from the construction of befitting boreholes, the College is providing over 20 scholarships to indigenes but brilliant and bright pupils from public schools going into the Junior Secondary School section in their college. “We are conducting entrance examinations every year for all the prospective students of public schools so that, if they pass, we will enroll them into our college with free scholarship,” he added.
“Likewise, during the Eid-Kabir period annually, we slaughter 150 cows and 100 rams in which we distribute to the needy, the poor and under-privileged people in over 4000 meat packages every year; hence we are known and appreciated in our neighbouring communities and even beyond.”
The Director then called on the beneficiaries to appreciate the kind gesture and maintain all the infrastructures the College has provided for each and every community, because, should they allow it to spoil, it’s them who looses not NTIC,” while calling on wealthy persons to emulate and serve humanity.
It could be recalled that, the 16 NTIC colleges across the country are part of the Hizmet Transnational Movement, a faith-inspired social service investments being led by their Spiritual leader, Fathullah Gulen, who is adjudged by many around the world to be the face of modern Islamic religion in this century.