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Muslim professionals tackle recession at convention


recessionThe Guild of Muslim Professionals (GMP) has concluded arrangement to take over 200 Muslim professionals across the country to Benin Republic as part activities for its fourth yearly convention.

The conference themed, “Economic Diversification: Opportunities for Muslim Professionals” will hold between Saturday 24 and Tuesday 27 at Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Topo, Badagry, Lagos.

A statement by GMP Board of Trustee Chairman Hakeem Oyewale, said the convention is aimed at providing an ideal platform for relaxation and networking, learning and reflection on how to use professionalism to impact nation building.

The forum, he said, would also provide first-hand information on the corporate world, finding new business contacts on all business opportunities and upgrading career strategies for the upcoming years.

“Business owners and government have come to acknowledge the fact that there is economic recession and it is a known fact that Nigeria has solely rely on oil to plan its budget but the current administration is taking bold steps towards non oil sector, hence the theme.

“The Guild of Muslim Professionals believes that a major factor that would help, is strategic learning and networking, hence the fulcrum for this year convention,” he said.

According to Oyewale, there are eight different engaging sessions within the four day convention, with each session being strategically planned to bring out innate ability of individual participant towards other stream of incomes, adding that a team of well experienced facilitators have been listed to ensure quality interactive experiences.

He said: “The programme will also take participants out of the shore of the country to experience practical wealth generation via waste at Shongai Centre in Port Novo.

“Our organisation focuses on developing programmes that improves the quality of life, expression of true professionalism in the ideal Islamic perspective, realisation of balance and integration of career, spirituality and family.”

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  • Adekunle Olayiwola

    Build a mosque with N15,000
    • Alhaji Oba Alebiosu mosque is a 25 year old mosque located at 15 Oyewole Street Ilupeju. The mosque came into being because the founder realized that there was no single mosque along a stretch of about 3km road, from Kayode Onipanu through Coker Rd, Ilupeju . The mosque till date remain the only one along the road. The mosque is situated on close to a plot of land in a street which has now become a highbrow and a plot of land will cost nothing less than N10m ($25,000). The mosque, which started as an ordinary mosque has now grown to a full-fledged central mosque.
    We are currently renovating and extending Alh Afolabi Alebiosu Central Mosque at oyewole Street, Ilupeju, Lagos due to the following reasons:
    1. The mosque is till the only mosque along that stretch of the road and there is need to accommodate the growing number of worshippers in the mosque. This will not only provide comfort for the worshippers, the mosque will be seen as law abiding by not causing road obstruction during Jummah Prayers. Areas such as ablution centre, toilets etc will be expanded to accommodate more people.
    2. The mosque also needs to have a look of a central mosque
    3. Some accessories in the mosque are very old and required to be changed because of dangers they portend if they are not changed urgently because of our kids who attend Modrasa in the mosque.
    The extension project will add atleast 5 rows downstairs for men and 5 rows upstairs for women and create the imam’s office. Renovation will involve ablution points, toilets, generator house, and replacement of tiles and roofing of the mosques.
    Based on the expert projection, the cost to completion is N7,000,000 to give the mosque an entirely new look.
    As a way of breakdown, the mosque will cover 480square meter of land. Based on the project cost above, each square meter will cost about N15,000. We invite you to join hands with us in this onerous task of building a standard central by subscribing for at least one sqm. A sqm is more than convenient for an individual to pray every time. This is equivalent to building a mosque. This is a way to create a stream of passive reward from Allah because for as long as the mosque remains in use, every donor will be rewarded the full benefit of building a mosque. The reward is clear and it is simply Aljannah Fridaus. The messenger of Allah (pbuh) said “whoever builds a masjid in which the name of Allah is remembered, Allah will build for him a house in paradise”. Allah said: “And the likeness of those who spend their wealth in the search of Allah’s pleasure, and the strengthening of their souls, is as the likeness of a garden on the height. When the rainstorms strikes it, it brings forth its fruits twofold and if rainstorm does not strike it then a little shower is enough. Quran 2 verse 265.
    Please be inspired to take part in this and do also motivate others. May Allah continue to enrich your purse.
    Here is the mosque details
    A/c name: Alh. Oba Alebiosu Mosque
    A/c No. 3003414047
    First Bank.
    Jazzakumllahu Khaeran