A Clinical Pharmacologist, Dr Abdulwasiu Busari, has charged members of The Muslim Professional Group, an arm of The Muslim Congress (TMC) to aspire towards attaining high level of proficiency and perfection in their professional callings.
Busari, who is also a consultant Nephrologist with the General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos gave the charge during a one-day retreat organised for the group by the TMC, Eko District on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said competency, accountability, consistency, specialised knowledge, punctuality and self-regulation are some of the qualities that a professional in any field of endeavour must imbibe.
To exhibit professionalism, he said Muslims must build expertise, develop their emotional intelligence, be committed to duty and be polite in dealing with people.
Quoting relevant portions from the Holy Qur’an, the medical practitioner said that Allah enjoins Muslims to always show perfection in all their dealings.
Enlightening participants on the importance of pension, an official of the PAL Pension Limited, Mr Lekan Idowu, charged professionals always safe towards their retirement life.
Lekan urged Muslims, especially those in the informal sector to embrace the new Micro Pension Scheme just introduced by the Federal Government.
The new scheme, the officer said, has two components of 60 per cent and 40 per cent which an enrollee can safe towards.
He explained that the 60 per cent component of the contributory pension can only be accessed when an enrollee attains the 50 years of age upon retirement.
But the second 40 per cent component, can be accessed by the enrollee to meet emergency needs on short notice.
Earlier, the Head of the Muslim Professional Group, Engr. Ahmad Alli underscored the importance of the retreat sharping the skills of members in their various professional callings.
Alli explained that the event was organised to bring members together to discuss and exchange ideas on challenges facing various members in their professional callings with a view to finding workable solutions within the principle and teachings of Islam.
By Oluwashina Iyanda