The new Sadr of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Nigeria (MKAN), Engr. Saeed Aina, has just made official working visit to Osun Ilaqa. The aim of the visit was to meet some of the stakeholders in the state in preparation for the MKAN’s National Annual Ijtema (Convention) 2017; in which the state has gotten an hosting right. While in the state, some of the leaders of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at that he visited and solicited for their supports on the success of the Ijtema included: Alh. Orabiyi, Missionary Abdul-Hakeem Obaditan, Mrs. Mustapha who are the Circuit President, Circuit Missionary and Lajna President of Ife Circuit respectively; Alh. Yakub Oni and Pa. Abdul-Waheed Adenusi, Circuit President and Nazeem Ansarullah of Ede Circuit respectively; Lajnal President of Osogbo Circuit and; President of Osogbo Jamaat.
In addition to the above, other individual personalities that the Sadr MKAN also visited include Akirun of Ikirun, Pa. Hussein Sunmonu, Pa. Ali Akeju, Dr. Bonne Kukoyi, and formal Chairperson of Ede South Local Governments. He also used the opportunity provided by the visit to do a facility tour at the proposed venue of the Ijtema, Federal Government College, and a site visit to the proposed Ahmadiyya International University of technology, both located in Ikirun town. He also addressed members of MKAN in Osun Ilaqa during their monthly meeting.
While responding to his presentations, all his hosts promised to offer all their necessary supports toward making the whole event a huge success. The Akirun of Ikirun remarked that: “I am very happy for another opportunity that Ahmadiyya Muslim community is bringing to my town. We are known to be very hospitable to our visitors. By God’s willing, we will be ready to offer all necessary supports in order to ensure that you achieve a hitch-free event.” In his reaction, Alh. Orabiyi noted that, “Youth are the future of any serious community or nation. As a result, we will not stop in responding to your clarion calls whenever the need arise. For this one you are doing, we are also doing it together.” “I am aware this is not the first time that MKAN will host her national Ijtema in Osun State. If we had associated with you in the past, we will not let you down this time around,” Alh. Yakub Oni remarked.
The National Ijtema is a yearly event of MKAN. It is a platform that affords the male youth of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, from different parts of Nigeria, an opportunity to brainstorm on matters of religion, national and global affairs. Some of the highlights of this year’s event, which holds from April 13 – 16, 2017, include academic competitions, sport competitions, free medical services, community development services, a day symposium, public lecture, peace trek and a host of others.