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NASFAT appoints AbdulAzeez as new chief missioner



Six months after the voluntary resignation of the Chief Missioner of the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT), Abdullahi Akinbode, Imam Maruf Onike AbdulAzeez, has emerged as his successor.

The President of the society, Kamil Yomi Bolarinwa, announced his emergence at the weekend during the weekly Asalatu at Alausa, Ikeja.The congregation and members of the NASFAT Board of Trustees, including the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, as well as members of other organs of the society, witnessed the announcement.

Bolarinwa told the congregation that AbdulAzeez’s emergence followed the series of rigorous interviews by the external and internal panels organised to screen the seven candidates who applied for the position.


He added that the board and the council of elders ratified the selection report based on the integrity of the panelists and the transparency in the selection process.

Prior to his new appointment, AbdulAzeez was the acting chief missioner for six months, in line with the constitutional provision.He joined NASFAT about 21 years ago and was the deputy chief missioner to the former chief missioner.

AbdulAzeez holds a first class degree in Islamic Studies and is currently a Ph.D candidate in Industrial Engineering at the University of Benin.  AbdulAzez, who is in his early 50’s, is equally a certified trainer at the Islamic Education Trust/Dawah Institute of Nigeria with certificates in several courses at IET.He has attended several local and overseas courses, including empowerment and peace-building refresher course at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

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