By our correspondent
A new president was at the weekend elected, through the Shurah (an Islamic process of appointing leaders), to lead an executive that would run the affairs of the Muslims Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN).
The 35th National President, Mallam Muhammad Jameel Muhammad emerged at the National Conference of the society held over the weekend at the Ahmad Muhammad Makarfi Qur’anic Recitation Centre, Kinkinau Kaduna, Kaduna State.
Muhammad who is the 35th National Amir (President), is from Niger State.
The national conference, with the theme: ‘MSSN@60:Getting Our Priorities Right’, also produced Awal Yunus from Kaduna as the Secretary General; Ishaq Awal from Osun as National Vice President (International) and Muhammad Bukar Grema from Abuja as the PRO.
Ishaq Muhammad Ishaq and Mushafau Alaran were elected as the A- Zone- Northern Amir and B-zone Southern Amir respectively.
In his acceptance speech, the new National Amir promised to channel his administration in pursuit of the aims and objectives of the society.
He also pledged that the regime shall represent the interest of the Muslim Students of Nigeria, just as he solicited the support of all members in his quest to achieving the set goals.
He promised to channel his administration towards the achieving the aims and objectives of the society.
“We shall represent the interest of the Muslim Students of Nigeria,” he assured.
Muhammad solicited the support of all members as it is the basis for myriad development.
The outgoing President, Mallam Sirajudeen AbdulAzeez Folayemi remarked that his administration took the organisation to a new level and charged the incoming administration to sustain the tempo.
Folayemi urged the government to partner with the society in its quest to repositioning Nigeria and making it safe for all.
He stressed that MSSN has over the last 60 years worked tirelessly to help reform the Nigerian society.
“The MSSN has worked tirelessly in the last 60 years to develop both the human and capital base of this country.
“The contributions of student body to national development are enormous and these include, serving as a potent tool of national unity and cohesion.
“Our members cut across geographical and ethnic barriers, MSSN have continued to promote national integration and we have built bridges across ethnic and tribal affiliations through our programmes and activities that emphasise the values and brotherhood of Islam in particular and unity of mankind in general,” Folayemi said.
The outgoing President emphasized that the role of nurturing future generation of leaders cannot be over emphasized and crave close partnership of the government in funding and supporting its activities.
He tasked the Federal Government and the Nigerian Police Force to open up on the findings of the investigation panel on the murder of Prof. Ahmad Mustapha Falaki, a member of the organisation.
Also present at the National Conference with the theme ‘MSSN@60:Getting Our Priorities Right’, are Mallam Shehu Makarfi of the Muhammad Makarfi Qur’an Recitation Centre Kaduna, Barrister Tahir Umar Tahir, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Islamic Affairs and many present and past leaders of MSSN across Nigeria.
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