MASJID 1001 INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES IBISOMI IBRAHIM AS BoT CHAIR
Fausiat Salako-Sanni January 06, 2023
A non-governmental, not-for-profit Islamic group called Masjid 1001 Initiative has announced the appointment of new members of its Board of Trustees at a recently held annual general meeting.
This is contained in a statement issued by the NGO after the AGM meeting and made available to Lasilkiin.com.
The new BoT will be led by Alhaji Ibisomi Ibrahim, FCA as Chairman following the end of Dr. Musa Rabiu’s 5-year tenure of meritorious service as the inaugural Chairman of the BoT. The other members are: Mr. Niyi Yusuf as BoT Vice Chair, Engr. Ali Goni as Chairman, Project Implementation Committee; Alhaji Ibrahim Bello as Chairman, Mosque Selection Committtee; Mrs. Olasinmibo M. Sanusi-Zubair as BoT Secretary; Ms. Aisha Oyetunji as Assistant BoT Secretary alongside Mogaji Taofik Yekini, Mr. Idris Musa, Mrs. Yelwa Fatima Baba-Ari and Dr. (Mrs) Yagana Imam as BOT members.
According to the immediate past BoT Chair, Dr. Musa Rabiu, he acknowledged the initiatives impact on the Muslim community nationwide despite socio-economic challenges and limited funding.
He however noted that the initiative has grown steadily over the past few years and implored the new board of trustees to sustain the consideration for diversity, equity and inclusion in the initiative’s activities towards gender-balance and national representation.
In the overview of the projects that have been embarked on during his tenure, Dr. Rabiu reported that the completion of renovation works at Kogi and Edo states with roofing of the Kogi State University’s Mosque, Ayingba, Kogi State as well as borehole drilling and prayer section tilling of Mama Mamayi Mosque at Iyekhei village, Auchi in Edo State bringing the total number of completed projects to 14 across 5 geo-political zones have been achieved.
He however noted the delay in progressing and concluding the construction of the Michael Okpara University mosque in Abia State due to security challenges in the South- East region.
The newly constituted Board of Trustees will be responsible to progressing the charge and commitment of the initiative to providing befitting and convenient community prayer centres across the country through fund raising and renovation works which include but not limited to roofing, bore-hole drilling, tilling, construction of prayers and ablution areas of selected mosques.
According to the report, “no fewer than an estimated 1million Nigerians have benefited from Masjid 1001’s support to 14 community mosques across the country through its several developmental interventions in Kaduna, Osun, Rivers, Kwara, Sokoto, Kogi and Edo states in the last 5 years.”
It is expected that Masjid1001- an initiative set up by a group of respected professional Muslims across Nigeria under the leadership of Alhaji Ibisomi Ibrahim, FCA will advance the cause of providing decent and convenient haven for muslims faithfuls to worship.