The Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria, Dr Mashhud Adenrele Fashola, has admonished the youths to strengthen their spiritual relationships with the Head, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Worldwide, Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (atba) by ensuring constant letter writing to him.
He made this known during the biennial Atfal and Nasirat Islamic Vacation Course (IVC)/Ijtema hosted by Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Ogun Ilaqa held at Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, tagged Awori 2017.
Represented by Hafiz AbdulGaniyy Shobambi, Amir, expatiating on reasons every member must strengthen his/her ties with the Khalifah, implored all Atfal and Nasirat who can write to do so before the end of the camp as he promised to help them forward the letters to Huzur (atba).
The event was officially declared opened by notable Jama’at members, who addressed the large crowd of Atfal and Nasrat outlining the purpose and importance of organizing IVC and the duty of each participant to pray to Almighty Allah with humility and perseverance.
The children were grouped into classes based on their ages; 2 classes for age 7-9, 3 classes for age 10-12, and 3 classes for age 13-15, with about 20 tutors comprising resourceful Missionaries from various circuits in Ogun State.
The Atfal and Nasrat were urged to always pray for the Huzur, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (atba) and the indispose president of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The procession for peace which was staged on the 5th day of the camping saw a tremendous out-turn of indigene who were amazed to see a large number of children on the streets clamoring for peace in the society.
The chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria who was on a courtesy visit to the venue of the IVC stated his joy on meeting the children who were in large magnitude. He, however, commended the state Qaid and the IVC planning committee for bringing together these children for the purpose of development.
Appreciating the efforts of the Lajna Imaillah for ensuring a conducive environment in terms of sanitation and the feeding of the participants, the facilitators commended their dedication and selfless service to the success of the programme.
The total number of children who enrolled for the IVC as recorded by the registration department head by Bro Adeyemi Nurudeen was Nine Hundred and thirty-seven (937).