The High Commissioner of Nigeria. Mohammad Abello Abioye called on Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University.
Issues pertaining to promotion of education through Asian African institutions’ mutual cooperation were discussed, while importance of IIUI in the African countries for disseminating true teachings of Islam also came under discussion. It was agreed that IIUI can be of great help through its faculties of Islamic Studies, Shariah and Law and Arabic in Nigeria as there is a dire need of high standard education on these subjects in the region. Both sides agreed that there must be a direct air link between Abuja and Islamabad that would help in welcoming more international students and business community from an important African nation. Both the High Commissioner and the Rector called upon the Muslim countries to launch joint efforts to counter challenges being faced by Islam including Islamophobia and stereotyping.
Dr. Masoom said that the university is keen to expand its bilateral ties be it Africa or any other subcontinent. While apprising about the role of scholars of IIUI in Dawah, the Rector said the university will be eager to accommodate recommended students from Nigeria for the courses and degrees relevant to Islam. Mohammad Bello praised the university’s role in disseminating peace. He said the high commission of Nigeria will start work on bringing more and more students to IIUI so that they may get quality education.