Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike, the Chief Missioner, Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), has called on public servants to always demonstrate diligence, dedication, hardwork and offer total commitment to their employers.
Onike made the remarks, while congratulating Alhaja Fauziyah Adegeye, the Society’s National Empowerment Secretary, who recently won the Best Primary School Teacher Award in Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that a former National Youth Secretary of NASFAT, Mr Ismail Abiodun Ibrahim, had won the Best Teacher Award in Lagos State in 2017.
According to Onike, Muslims are enjoined to always strive for professionalism and excellence.
Onike said: “Islam religion lays unparalleled emphasis on excellence.
“Our Noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) was reported to have said: ‘Allah loves to see one’s tasks done at the level of itqan (excellence)”.
“This award is a clear recognition of the unalloyed commitment, high level of dedication, significant contributions and exemplary conducts of the awardee, as it is taught by Islam and promoted by NASFAT.
“I commend Alhaja Adegeye for doing Islam proud. I also commend the Lagos State Government for recognising commitment, dedication, productivity and unique contributions.
“It will go a long way in encouraging other workers to offer selfless service and also in making teaching a revered and attractive profession, like it was pre-independence and up to the second republic,” Onike said.
“I praying the Almighty Allah to bless the awardee and continue to make all NASFAT members excel in their various callings.”