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TMC appoints new governors and secretaries for states

By Shakirah Adunola
31 December 2021   |   3:53 am
The Muslim Congress (TMC) has appointed governors and secretaries who will spearhead the affairs of the organisation for the next four years.

The Muslim Congress (TMC) has appointed governors and secretaries who will spearhead the affairs of the organisation for the next four years.

The group held its Annual National Congress to give its scorecard for the first twelve months of the new administration.

As part of the events for the day, the Shura Committee Chairman announced the new Wulaat (Governors) and Secretaries for seven out of the nine functional states of TMC.

The Shura Committee, which appointed the new Wulaat and their Secretaries, conducted interviews and assessments in Edo, Osun, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT, Abuja), except in Niger and Kwara, where their tenures are yet to come to an end.

The 28th Annual National Congress held at the TMC Da’wah Center in Lagos under the able leadership of the Amir, Alhaji AbdulWasiu Taiwo Bangbala.

The theme of the Annual National Congress was, ‘Sustaining the Pristine Vision in a World of Illusion.’

It was attended by both the past and present leadership of the organisation, including the acting President, Council of Ulamah of Nigeria, Ustadh AbdulFatrah Thanni; Engr. Sadiq Atitebi, the second Amir of TMC; Naibul Amir, Da’wah Affairs, TMC, Ustadh Sherifdeen Ibrahim; Naibul Amir, Administration, TMC, Mallam Mikaail Animashaun; among others.

Speaking at the event, the President said: “The Annual National Congress is our tradition. It is our culture. It is our desire to be accountable and give report of our scorecard to those who have chosen us as representatives over their spiritual, political, social and economic well being.

“It also serves as an opportunity to x-ray our organisation at the national level with the view to strengthening its achievements while striving to eliminate our shortcomings that may either drag us backwards or wither away our gains.

“So, we are here once again this year to add amazing value to our great organisation. I will therefore urge us to pay utmost attention to the issues and deliberations that will come up here today.”

I am counting on your contributions and support just as you have always being known for. Let us make today count not just in the development of our organisation, but also on the weight of our good deeds on the Day of Reckoning”, Amir said.

The state Waali, Barrister Tesleem Akosile in Abuja was re-elected, a new set of Waali emerged in the remaining six states.

They are: Dr. AbdurRazaq Ogunmoye ((Ogun); UstadhTajudeen Olushesi Yusuf (Lagos); Ustaz Mikhail Iyiola Oyedeji, (Osun); Mallam Shamsideen Odu (Edo), Engr Daud Oladosu (Oyo) and Mallam AbdulWasiu Babalola (Ondo).

Naibul Amir, Administration and Chairman, Shura (electoral) Committee, Mallam Mikaail Animashaun noted that the new leaders are expected to reposition their states and build on previous efforts of their predecessors to ensure the message of Allah gets to the grassroots.

According to him, “We have nine functional states. Two states didn’t have elections yet because their tenures are yet to expire. New sets of committed Brothers emerged Waali in six states. Barr. Akosile, who has been in acting capacity is now the substantive Waali of Abuja.

“Our expectation like I’ve mentioned is to turn things around. We have states like Edo, that is struggling. The new leadership should come out of its shell. The state needs to be repositioned. The leadership in all the states need to ensure they deliver on the mandates they have been given as leaders. This is very key,” he noted.

Animashaun, who emerged as the best Executive Officer of the Year charged Lagos State, with the largest membership, not to rest on its oars, “When I say largest, it is in terms of membership and the rest. It’s important that the new leadership does not sleep on what they met on ground. If they sleep off, the state may be put where it is not supposed to be.

“Interestingly, while Lagos may be leading in terms of membership size, Oyo State emerged the Best State of the Year as a result of unique strategies and some out-of-the-box thinking deployed by the leadership. So, we expect that all other states should emulate Oyo in this regard. We expect a healthy rivalry. If everybody aims high, the job will get done,” he charged.

Speaking on the theme, the Director of Vanguards Academy, Ogun State, Ustaz Adeniyi Zafaran urged everyone to return to Allah in order to overcome the consequences of the illusion being suffered by humanity.

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