Gambia Supreme Islamic Council needs support

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Imam Momodou Lamin Jabbi of Foni Besse has said that The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council needs more support to promote Islam in the country.

He proposed that the name should be changed to The Gambia Supreme Religious Council instead of Gambia Supreme Islamic Council.

Imam Momodou Lamin Jabbi was speaking in an interview with The Point recently in his home town of Foni Besse.

“I visited the council few weeks ago but it really needs support because there is nothing in that office,” he said, adding that there was still the same old buildings and nothing has changed.

Imam Jabbi added that the founders of the council were Alhajie Soreba Jabbi, Yusupha Darboe, Mamanding Kanteh and many others in the country.

He said during that time his father, Alhagie Kanjura Jabbi, was the President of The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council.

He said the leaders of the council were blamed because of the way they mingle with government but it was not their will, adding that Supreme Islamic Council could not do any work without being involved with the authority of that country.

He said if the system has changed, those leaders of the Supreme Islamic Council should also change and new faces should run the council now. 

Author: Njie Baldeh
Source: Picture: Imam Momodou Lamin Jabbi