Nigeria’s Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo has asked Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) and other Muslim leaders to continue to propagate the true message of Islam as encapsulated in the Glorious Qur’an, Hadith and Sunnah.
Namadi Sambo who spoke today at the MSSN Stakeholders Conference, held at the Main Conference Auditorium, National Mosque Complex, Abuja stressed that the “Message of Islam is the Message of peace, hope, harmony, goodwill and Brotherhood.”
The Vice President acknowledged the contributions of the MSSN in positively shaping the moral upbringing of the Muslim youth, adding: “I am delighted to note that it has remained one of the veritable tools for grooming our youths to becoming responsible future leaders leading to the emergence of outstanding and eminent personalities. Most importantly, MSSN has continued to promote national unity and harmony in the country.”
He assured the forum of the federal Government’s support and all others with similar objectives “and will also do our best in encouraging you to achieve peace and stability by forging inter and intra religious harmony.”
Namadi Sambo congratulated the MSSN for successfully celebrating its 60th anniversary, even as he expressed worry over the absence of a befitting national monument as its headquarters.
“As a student member in my secondary and university days, and now as stakeholder, I assure you of my continued support in and outside government whenever the need arises.”
The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau challenged the current leadership of the MSSN to create a register of all past leaders of the MSSN from the national to local level.
The National President of the MSSN, Mallam Sirajudeen Abdul-Azeez Folayemi, had earlier said that the Stakeholders’ conference was convened to enable past and present leaders of the organisation to brainstorm on repositioning it to face modern challenges in Islamic propagation.
He used the occasion to congratulate the Federal Government in the successes recorded in the fight against terrorism and other social vices, while also appealing to Government to bring to justice the killers of Professor Ahmad Mustapha Falaki, a former national president of the organisation. [myad]