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Muslim lecturers association inaugurates new exco, announces 10-year plan

By Shakirah Adunola
14 January 2022   |   2:57 am
Muslim Lecturers Association (MLA) has inaugurated new executives that will drive the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Prof Ahmed Adedeji of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)

Muslim Lecturers Association (MLA) has inaugurated new executives that will drive the affairs of the association for the next four years.

The executive emerged through a selection process by a committee headed by Prof. Modiu Durowoju of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

After series of screening, Prof Ahmed Adedeji of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye emerged as President of MLA. His Vice-President, Dr. Wasiu Ajagbe; General Secretary, Dr. Sulaiman Muse; Treasurer, Dr. Kamil Yusuf; Financial Secretary, Dr Khadijah Idowu were also announced.

Other members of the executive council include: Head, Public Relations and Community Services, Dr Ganiyat Tijani-Adenle; Head, Research & Publication, Dr. Mikail Nafiu; Head, Networking, Dr. Taofik Adegboyega; Head, Ethics and Islamic Thoughts, Dr AbdulGafar Oniyide and Head, Capacity Building, Dr Ganiyu Yinusa.

Speaking on the development, Prof. Adedeji, said that the new administration is coming onboard to build a viable community of valiant intellectuals and bridge the gap between Muslim lecturers in Nigeria and their contemporaries abroad for global impact.

He noted that MLA will be open to all Muslims in the academia, with a view to protecting and advancing the ideal Muslim lecturer identity, culture and morality in all places of learning, research and community development.

He added that the administration has mapped out agenda with a clear direction towards helping Muslim lecturers make the best out of time, as well as showcasing projects that will enhance nation building and sustainability.

Adedeji stated that topmost priority of MLA is to build a formidable community and plan towards delivering on landmark projects in strategic areas such as: Human Capital and Development; Economic Engagement and Development; Health and Social Welfare; Global Collaboration and Partnership Development; Education Development; International Research and Technology Advancement, within a scope of 10 years.

“This is the way to go for us at MLA. We are assuring that more programmes and policies of the MLA would be unveiled as the administration moves on,” he said.

He thanked previous executives, led by Prof. Sulaiman Adeola of Business Administration Department, Management Sciences of University of Lagos UNILAG for the sacrifice and service towards the Association.

Established in 2014, MLA has been demonstrating commitment towards developing character and improving the systems, by promoting justice and fairness, and improving the research and education sector in Nigeria and in the diaspora.