NASFAT president visits newly inaugurated zone, harps on trust in Allah
The National President of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) worldwide, Alhaji Niyi Yusuf, has urged Muslim faithful to continue to have hope and trust in Allah, as He is sufficient for those who rely on Him.
This advice was given during his visit to the newly inaugurated Amuwo Odofin zone.
It will be recalled that NASFAT Lagos State was divided into two zones, one and two, barely two months ago, when zone three was created.
He said the challenges bedeviling the growth and development of the country is multi dimensional and it requires intervention in various areas.
“The issues affecting the world or Nigeria require intervention of the spiritual organisations such as NASFAT and human capacity development in terms of education and poverty reduction. The religious societies are playing their own part but we also need all other organs of government to attack the malaise from a multidimensional perspective. I am happy with the level of engagement and intervention that NASFAT and other Islamic organisations have put in and I am hopeful that if other organs of government, ministry agencies and the society join, an impact would be made.”
He added that the only way out of poverty is good governance, and NASFAT is encouraging people of good character and conscience to participate or support people who can provide good governance.
“NASFAT has started a series of workshops titled, Good governance to encourage the youth to participate in leadership roles.”
Yusuf said, “the aim of the workshop is to encourage more Muslim professionals to participate in politics so as to give good governance, as well as to have good Muslims with fear of God in position s of authority so that they can give and provide good governance for the country as a whole to benefit.”
The Zonal Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullahi Oropo, commended the national president for deeming it fit to pay a courtesy visit to the zone.
He stated that various activities have been earmarked for the development of the zone.
“We plan to embark on an aggressive membership drive in all the branches and to conceive viable economic ventures that will generate revenue for the branches. We are also going to uphold and support headquarter’s H.E.L.D scheme and other laudable programmes for the progress of our great society.”
Oropo called for support and unity from members across the branches and groups.
The branch chairman, Amuwo Odofin NASFAT and Chairman Ramadan Committee Zone Three, Alhaji Sulaiman Ajayi, said the zone started on a good note after inauguration but has so many financial obligations.
“ As a new zone a lot needs to be done, this branch is designated as a secretariat for zone three. Structurally, we don’t have what it takes to build the secretariat but tentatively we have a place to manage. We are planning to build a structure within the premises to accommodate both the branch and the zone offices and conference hall.”
He called on the national body of the organisation to come to the aid of the zone as the zone lacks development capacity.
“We have sunk millions in the construction of the mosque because the premises is a swampy area. The filling of this place alone took millions of naira from us. Our members are tasked on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. They are heavily burdened now. A lot of them are complaining but we don’t have a choice because we are always mindful of the people we demand or request help from. We just don’t want to go to anybody who might have.shady or questionable character in the society because we don’t want to drag NASFAT’s name in the mud.”