Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, is set to host over 350 Muslim leaders ?from the six states in the South West this Sunday, 7th May, 2017.
To be led by the President of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Dr Sakariyau Babalola, issue of good governance and progress of the Muslims in the region would be discussed.
According to the chairman, planning committee of MUSWEN third General Assembly, Dr Wole Abbas, Babalola, who doubles as Deputy President General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and chairman of the Assembly, would be accompanied by the governors of the six states.
Also expected are all members of the MUSWEN BOT led by Prince Bola Ajibola, Central Working Committee (CWC) led by Prof. Daud Noibi, Executive Secretary of MUSWEN, leaders of State Muslim communities, leaders of major Islamic organisations as well as Leagues of Imams and Alfas.
Major political office holders, key Muslim titled holders, led by Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land, Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola Akinola and other Muslim Leaders in the public, private and social sectors are also expected.
Abbas said that former Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Lagos and former National Commissioner of INEC, Prof. Lai Olurode, will deliver a lecture entitled : “Good Governance”.
He added that the General Assembly, which is geared towards deepening the unity of the Ummah and set it on the path to greater progress, will hold at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.
Other highlights of the Assembly include consideration of the Report of CWC, the Financial Report and the Auditor’s Report.
Inaugurated in August 2008, MUSWEN is the umbrella body for all Muslims in South Western Nigeria and has provided leadership for and helped deepen peace and unity among Muslim stakeholders in the region.