Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the country’s Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, as a “gift to the nation from God” who has contributed immensely to education and national development.

Dr. Bawumia eulogized the 103-year-old Sheikh Sharubutu on Friday when he commissioned the Sheikh Sharubutu Mosque, a magnificent building built by the Chief National Imam, as well as an Islamic school adjacent to it in Joma, Ablekuma.

“I am constantly humbled by his prolific and tireless philanthropy, and it has always been a pleasure to learn from him. His works are fully in line with the principles of serving Allah, serving society and serving the country,” said Dr. Bawumia.

“The construction of a school and the establishment of a mosque dedicated to the glory of Allah is yet another brilliant addition to the impressive array of beneficial projects commissioned and implemented by our respected National Chief Imam,” he added.

“Furthermore, the importance of establishing a mosque in Islamic life cannot be overstated. In all Muslim communities, the mosque, in addition to being a revered place of worship, also functions as a focal point for education, social welfare, social gatherings and other forms of important social interaction,” he noted.

The Vice President also praised Sheikh Sharubutu for his selflessness and commitment to promoting the good of society.

“The Chief Imam does his good deeds out of his undoubted commitment to the overall betterment of society. Sheikh Sharubutu has always promoted and worked vigorously for the balanced and spiritual upliftment of our people. His commendable work and necessary social interventions are never for personal gain or fame. “