TMC Independence lecture to tackle challenges bedeviling Nigeria
A reputable Islamic organisation, The Muslim Congress (TMC) has called for deep reflection and dialogue to solve the challenges besetting the country, noting that Nigeria has suffered setbacks in every facet of life.
To mark Nigeria at 61 and address the challenges, the group has kicked off its all-week civic engagement campaign to raise awareness and proffer solutions.
While addressing newsmen at a press conference heralding the week-long programme, the Waali of The Muslim Congress, TMC, Alhaji Abdul Waheed Omotunde said, “without any iota of doubt, the country has suffered major setbacks in almost every facet; economy, security, leadership, infrastructure and many more. These setbacks can, of course, be traced to a myriad of debilitating factors, chief among which is the lack of focus on and sustenance of the country’s strategic development plan.
“ At this stage of our nationhood, it is important to reflect, in retrospection, at how we got to where we are at this critical time, that we may work together to get to where we aspire to be as a strong, indivisible nation, united in hope and equal opportunity.
“It is against this background that The Muslim Congress, Lagos State, is embarking on an all-week civic engagement program to raise awareness about the multitude of challenges besetting our nation at this very delicate time in the hope that we can, through public dialogue, find the pathway to ending the deep quagmire of political and economic turbulence the country has sunk into.”
He noted that the week is filled with activities revolving around the basic objectives and goals of the organisation, adding that it will feature public sensitisation, humanitarian visit, medical service, and annual state lecture among others.
Omotunde also disclosed that governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and his Deputy, Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, will be Special Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker, respectively at the group’s Annual Lecture scheduled to hold on Sunday, October 3 at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Open field, Isolo Campus.
The lecture with the theme: “Insecurity & National Unity; The Nation on Trial, would be chaired by the former APC National Legal Adviser, Dr Muiz Banire (SAN) and interrogated by two University dons – Prof. Abdul Lateef Adeyemo from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Dr. Abdul Kabir Paramole from Lagos State University (LASU).
The group, which visited the Lagos State Correctional Home, Oregun, Ikeja Wednesday, has scheduled special Jumat prayers at Lagos Central Mosque and major Central Mosques across the state today, while it would also offer free medical services to residents of Lagos Island at the popular Jakande Mosque, Lagos Island, tomorrow Saturday, October 2.
The event will climax on Sunday, October 3, with a special prayer for the nation at 61, after a lecture at Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Isolo Campus, Lagos.