The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), Lagos Chapter has honoured the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem Abdul-Lateef with the “Best 2017 Amirul Hajj.
The award was presented to the commissioner at the MMPN’s Annual Media Conference at the Multi-purpose Hall of the state secretariat, Alausa Secretariat Mosque.
The symbol of the award was presented to the Abdul-Lateef by the Chairman of the Conference, Prof. Lai Olurode, the Chairman of UNILAG Muslim Community.
Speaking at the occasion, Olurode said it was an honour well deserved by the commissioner for superintending a hitch-free, highly spiritually rewarding and very successful Hajj operation in 2017.
The academician thanked Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, for providing all the support and facilities that made it possible for the Amirul Hajj to achieve this outstanding feat.
Meanwhile, in his remarks, Gov. Ambode, who was represented by Abdul-Lateef, thanked the media practitioners for their partnership of projecting and documenting his achievements.
Ambode charged them to give more prominence to achievements recorded in an incremental manner as they occurred, rather than waiting only for the big bang exploit.
The Governor said that through many of his innovative, multi-facets and integrated projects like highways, railways, stadium, park, hotel have dotted nooks and cranny of the state.
While expressing Ambode’s determination to continue his policy of participatory governance, the commissioner said the media and other segments of Lagos population should continue to support the governor to protect his good legacies.
In his personal keynote address to the conference, Abdul-Lateef enjoined Muslim Practitioners to have adequate knowledge of Islam and Quranic injunctions in order to give correct analytical reports on issues affecting Islam and Muslims and present correct and clear meaning of the issues to the people.
Other personalities present at the conference were Alhaji Liad Tella from the Department of Mass Communication, University of Ilorin, Dr Quasim Akinreti, the Christmas, Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Lagos Chapter and Prof Latin Akintola, Chairman of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) among others.
By Our Correspondent
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