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UMC stretches hands of fellowship to less privileged


Superintendent of Kirikiri Prison, Mr Lugemo Lanre (left); Coordinator Prison Affairs in Lagos State, Alhaji Miftau Alade; Deputy Superintendent of Prison, Mr. LAARO Lamidi; Deputy Controller Kirikiri Prison, Mr. Freedman Ben-Rabbi; chairman University of Lagos Muslim Community (UMC), Prof. Lai Olurode, Sec. Unilag Muslim Woman Association, Alhaja Bola Akindele; Executive Member of UMC, Dr. Koleoso Hikmat; Personal Assistance to DCP, Mr. Antony Okpomu during UMC visit to kirikiri Prison in Lagos.

Ahead of this year’s Salah celebration (Eid’adha), the University of Lagos Muslim Community (UMC) has distributed food items, cows, ram, toiletries, clothes, shoes and cash items to children of Bab-Es-Salam orphanage home and the inmates of kirikiri prisons.

While presenting the items, the Assistance Secretary-General of (UMC), Dr. Mariam Gbajumo-Sheriff said the initiative is one of the regular humanitarian visits of the group and it’s intended to bring succor to the needy during the festive period of Eid’adha which commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim who follows Allah’s command to sacrifice his son.

She said: “UMC use to organize regular visits during the two Eid celebrations during Ramadan and eid’adad. This is the second phase of the visitation and we are here to donate, meet the children, listen to them and give them some words of advice. Also, we have some professionals with us who will give the children some carrier advice”


Gbajumo-Sheriff urged the Muslim Ummah to always extend kindness, visit the needy as enjoined by the holy prophet (SAW).

“ It is always beneficial to visit or extend the gift to the needy most especially the indigent ones because it makes them happy. And also remind us of the favors that Allah bestows on us that we take for granted. Likewise, integrate children in orphanage home with the larger society.

The Head of Bab-Es-Salam, Imam Hassan Tahir commended the group on their kind gesture by remembering the home ones during the celebration of the period. Noting that the home is run with the help of Allah and the support of the founder, late Alhaji Abdulwahab Iyanda Folawuyo.

He enjoined Muslims to compete with one another in good deeds.

“As Muslims lets compete with another in the good act, if you see your brother doing something good, even if you can shoulder it then it is your duty as a Muslim to see how you can encourage him in the good act by giving your own support within your own means’.

Tahir urged the Nigeria government to intensify efforts at mitigating hardship on the less priviledge.

“ Government should work towards making life easy for the citizen by so doing it will go a long way in solving the nation problems and as an individual within your own capacity try to see how you can make life easy for people’

He noted that Bab-es-salam is open to anyone who wants to visit or contribute in one form or the other.

“ you are welcome anytime you come, even when passing by and you can stop and great not until you have material items to donate.

Let’s encourage ourselves to always pay a visit to anywhere we have such a project to give our own contribution, words of encouragement because that will go a long way in helping the society”.

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