NASFAT elders strategise for society’s growth
A 3-day strategic retreat aimed at repositioning the pace setting Islamic organisation, Nasirul Lahi L Fatih Society, NASFAT was held by one of its important organs NASFAT National Council of Elders (NCOE) over the weekend at Equity Resort Hotel, Ijebu-Ode.
In his welcome address, the Chairman NASFAT National Council of Elders, Alhaji Yunus Olalekan Soliu stressed that the motive for retreat was the desire to make the society meet the demands of the teeming members, as well as the expectations of its stakeholders.
Alhaji Soliu charged the delegates to maximize the period to address basic issues such as effective communication between the Headquarters and the branches, improvement in the quality of weekly Asalatu adding the significant value, well-structured youth development and succession plan among others. He rounded off his speech by charging the elders to become key drivers in bringing about changes in various endeavours to accomplish NASFAT’s mission.
In his goodwill messages, the President of the society Engr. Kamil Yomi Bolarinwa tasked the delegates on the need to rededicate themselves to the ideals of NASFAT.
In his keynote presentation at the event, a renowned Islamic cleric and scholar, Dr. Saheed Timehin identified three major functions of elders in an Islamic organisation, which were role modeling, mentoring and multiplying. He, however, listed several qualities, which would enhance the ability of the elders to play their roles. These include knowledge, discipline, patience, wisdom among others.
The second major paper was presented by a management expert and Managing Director, Accenture Nigeria, Alhaji AbdulMumeen Olaniyi Yussuf, incidentally one of the elders of NASFAT. In his presentation, Alhaji Yussuf highlighted the essential factors which can foster the attainment of the set goals.
A major highlight at the retreat was the syndicate session formed by the delegates. Report of the four syndicate groups stressed the need to increase efforts and improving on the brand, NASFAT.
Delegates for the retreat were drawn from the 13 zones of NASFAT which cut across the six geo political zones in the country as well as in the diaspora.
The theme of the three-day strategic retreat was NCOE of the 21st Century: Need for Paradigm Shift.
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