Coinciding with National Santri Day, presidential candidates (vice presidential candidates) and vice presidential candidates (vice president) Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno visited the Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School (Pesantren), Jombang, East Java, Monday (10/22). The arrival of Prabowo-Sandiaga was immediately welcomed by students and caregivers of the Ponongan Tebuireng KH Salahuddin Wahid (Gus Solah). During the visit, Sandiaga admitted that he was entrusted with a message by Gus Solah.
"Gus Solah reminded that on this National Santri Day, we strengthen our commitment to make this santri the locomotive of our development going forward. Especially, economic development. These santri are extraordinary because their religious knowledge is very good and also if they are given knowledge about commerce, about entrepreneurship, the impact will be remarkable on progress, not just the economy, but the nation's development as a whole, "Sandi said in a written statement received by Republika.co.id .
Sandi explained that the discussion with Prabowo and Gus Solah touched the economy more. That way, the students in addition to pursuing the field of religion, also understand the science of entrepreneurship so that students are expected to be independent.
"Nine out of 10 doors for sustenance through the trade channel. Therefore, the knowledge of commerce and entrepreneurship must be developed in the world of pesantren so that they also play an active role in the fields of health, education and economics. In order for these students to leave this pesantren, they have the ability not to look for work, but to create jobs, "said the former deputy governor of DKI Jakarta.
After meeting with the younger brother of the Republic of Indonesia President Adurrahman Wahid, Prabowo and Sandi immediately carried out the jihad resolution by making a pilgrimage to the grave of KH Hasyim Asy'ari who was in the Tebuireng Ponpes Complex. Not only that, they also took the time to visit the graves of KH Wahid Hasyim, and KH Abdurahman Wahid.