THE COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE ZONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING OF THE MUSLIM STUDENTS’ SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (MSSN) B-ZONE HELD AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL (UCH) CENTRAL MOSQUE, IBADAN, OYO STATE ON SUNDAY, THE 13TH DAY OF MAY, 2018
The inaugural meeting of the newly constituted executive members of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, B-Zone headed by the Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Barr. Qaasim Odedeji was held on Sunday, the 13th day of May, 2018 at UCH Central Mosque, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The meeting had in attendance the Zonal Amir, the Naibul Amir/ IVC organizer, the general secretary, the immediate past Amir of the zone and Ex-Officio 1, Alh. Mushafau Alaran, the zonal Amirah, some Umarah of the State Area Units, current and the designated National leaders of the society from the zone among other members of the Zonal Executive Council. The meeting deliberated extensively on ways of moving the zone forward within the next three years of its administration.
The meeting also deliberated on issues of national importance especially as it affects the seventeen states of the Southern Nigeria that fall within its jurisdiction.
At the end of the meeting, it was resolved as follow:
1. As Ramadan fasting is fast approaching, the zone congratulates, in advance, all its members and the generality of the Muslims as we approach this year’s month of Ramadan, a blessed month and indeed a month that is better than one thousand months. We urge all the muslim students in the seventeen states of the B Zone as well as the generality of the Muslims to make judicious use of the month involving in rewardable acts of worship and shun all acts of immorality and anti-social behaviors.
2. We also call our members and the entire Muslims in Nigeria to put their ears on ground as information comes out from the office of the sultan of Sokoto and the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, His eminence, Dr. Sa’ad Abubakar III on sigting of the moon and begining of the month of Ramadan.
3. The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, B-Zone commends the Federal Government of Nigeria for coming out boldly to reiterate its position that there is no tuition fee in the Federal Institutions of higher learning. We urge the Federal Government to monitor this position and make a scape goat of the management of any of its federal institutions of higher learning that may want to sabotage its efforts in that regard.
4. Further to the above, we call on the states government to emulate the federal government and make thier universities and all other higher institutions affordable to common man. We condemn the astronomical increment in the school fees of some state universities in the south west of Nigeria in the recent time and state that such move is capable of throwing children of common man out of school.
5. We are highly concerned about the rising case of drug addiction among the Nigerian Youth and we call on governments at all level to do everything possible to reverse the trend. We also call on parents, teachers as well as religious bodies to rise up to the challenge and partner with the government towards eradication of drug abuse among our teeming youth. In this regards, MSSN B-Zone states that our activities and programs over the years have continued to impact positively on producing youth of good behaviours. We therefore state our readiness to partner with relevant agencies towards solving the problem of drug abuse in the country.
6. As the nation is warming up on the gubenational elections to be held in Ekiti and Osun State as well as the general election slated for next year, we call on our members and other Nigerians who are eligible voters to register and obtain their permanent voters’ cards and exercise their civic responsibility of choosing a good leader with the fear of God.We also call on politicians to play the game of politics according to the rule and shun all actions that are capable of jeopardizing free and fair elections. We specifically note the statement made by a resident electoral commissioner in one of the states in the south west of receiving threat messages from some politicians. We therefore call on the government and the security agencies to strengthen the securities around those that are saddled with the responsibilities of organizing elections.
Barr. Qaasim Odedeji
Amir, MSSN B Zone
Alh. Abdul Jalil AbdurRasaq
Engr. Bashir Momoh
Public Relations Officer