Human Rights Activist, Prof. Ishaq Lakin Akintola, will deliver the 2022 annual national reunion Lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) on Saturday 28th May, at Ile-Ife, Osun state.
In a statement by the Chairman Planning Committee of the Re-union, Mohammed Buari and Samsudeen Adenopo, Public Relations Officer, stated that the three-day conference of which the lecture is a part of would hold at Oduduwa Hall in the institution.
The reunion events will hold at various venues within Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife from Friday, May 27 to May 29, 2022.
The statement added that Akintola, a Professor of Islamic eschatology from Lagos State University, (LASU), Ojoo, would speak on the topic of the day: “Politics, Governance and the Muslim Elite’’.
His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the statement added, would be the royal father of the day.
Similarly, Alhaji Liad Tella, the Asiwaju Musulumi of Iwo Land, would chair the occasion on Saturday with Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede as the Host Vice-Chancellor.
Other highlights of the reunion include a networking dinner on Friday, May 27, to be anchored by Alhaji Luqman Obileye while a panelist of discussants involving Professor Abideen Olaiya, Hon. Jamiu Olawunmi, Alhaji Maruf Hassan, and Alhaji Mikhail Alarape would be discussing the topic: “South West Nigeria Politics: The Mission, The Methodology and The Practicalities.
The dinner, according to UNIFEMGA, would be chaired by Alhaji (Dr) Murthada Adeniji, Chief Executive Officer, Starlink Global & Ideal Limited, while Alhaji Rafiu Ebiti, Chairman Board of Trustees, UNIFEMGA, is the Chief Host at OAU Mosque Hall, OAU Ile-Ife, Osun State from 8 pm.
The reunion will commence with a special Jumat Service at OAU Central Mosque, a courtesy call on the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, and a welcome reception for all the delegates.
Other highlights of the conference are the presentation of scholarship grants to students of the University as well as the keep fit exercise for all delegates.
It also includes a novelty match among the branches and a Press Conference on Sunday to wrap it up.
Speaking on the uniqueness of the reunion, Engr. Abdulfattah Olanlege, UNIFEMGA National President said the 2022 reunion coincided with the change of guard at the head of the university as well as the ongoing strike by ASUU and “offers us the unique opportunity to take stock on how well we have contributed back to the University and society at large”.
Over 200 delegates from all the branches including those in the Diaspora have already registered to participate in the 2022 National reunion Conference which would be broadcasted live for members across the globe.