Nasfat NMB, NAZOCC, ZMB and Zonal Chairmen hold consultative meeting
April 29, 2023 Fausiat Salako-Sanni
The Mission Board has been urged to put on ground programmes that will attract the Youth to the spiritual arm of the Society as they are the successors of the unit.
This was said at a one-day Consultative meeting of the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, Nasfat National Mission Board (NMB), Zonal Mission Board (ZMB), Zonal Executive Council (ZEC) and National Zonal Co-ordinating Committee (NAZOCC) held on Saturday 29th April, 2023 at the Society’s Islamic Center, Aseese, Mowe, Ogun State.
The Society’s Vice President 2, Prof. AbdulRafiu Bolaji Adegbola, who is in charge of taking care of the affairs of the Zones and Branches of the society so as to have a unified line up of programmes in line with the society’s constitution and the Qur’an/Sunnah of the noble Prophet Mohammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah SWT be upon him).
He further implored the Zonal Chairmen not to relent on their efforts geared towards the progress of the society as regard all the programmes the society has been embarking on, especially getting the multi-purpose built mosque to the current developmental level it is at present.
While commending the Zonal Chairmen endless efforts. He spoke on the significance of such critical interaction, citing the Society’s constitution, in Article 11 subsection 2, which stipulates that, the National Executive Council (NEC) should meet with the Stakeholders at least once in every six month, and that explains exactly what is being exhibited today.
“To listen and interact with our stakeholders in the spiritual and administrative arms at the Zonal level, on issues that matter and way forward and of course with necessary feedbacks. Alhamdullillah as part of the mechanisms that has been identified in tackling the challenges is emphasing on the running a digital template of getting the data base of our stakeholders in tact especially the Missioners through the Google form, so as to have the data collated together and making it accessible at anytime the need arises.”
In his speech the National project Secretary, Engr. Kamar Olawuyi gave the analysis of the mosque project, its progress and steps in the pipeline.
According to him, “the formation of the mosque is into four sections, the first section is the main mosque itself, and it has three floors, namely ground floor which is for the male worshippers/ occupants where they will be having their Salat and other activities.”
“The first floor is for the female occupants and the last floor which is the second floor will be meditation center, a secluded area where worshippers can stay to seek the face of Allah SWT anytime, any day, just like ITIKHAF period during Ramadan.” That’s one part of the mosque said the project Secretary.”
“The second part of the mosque is the ablution centres, there are two ablution centres each for male and female worshipers. Each ablution centre can take 80 participants as a turnover per time. So, in all we have about 240 participants which is the commensurate to the size of the mosque.”
“The third party are the Wongs of the mosque and this take care of event centres/halls where we can have people celebrating their joyous occasion and it can also accommodate social activities outside Nasfat in the halls. These halls are 500 – 1000 capacity in the ground and first floors.”
So what this means is that when Nikah (wedding solemnization) is held in the mosque, reception can also take place in the event halls without having to use elsewhere as reception venue to entertain guests.
So, this will serve as a variation of means for the maintenance of the mosque without necessarily solicit financial assistance or fund from individuals, Corporate organizations and even Nasfat.
“The last part is very critical, as the construction is ongoing, there’s need for the power source and the water generating sections, hence, the provision for the water technology plant, where such items as borehole, water tanks, power transformer etc are going to be serving the mosque and its environment.”
“So these are the four sections of the mosque, and so our message to the Zonal Chairmen and Missioners is to continue to be supportive as they’ve always been while appreciating them and their efforts to the level the project is at present.” As their contributions and efforts have brought N700m and this is highly appreciated as that what has brought the mosque this far.”
There are two stages in the construction of a building. The carcass and the final stage. The supports of the Zonal Executive Council through their Branches has made the 40% that has brought N700m to pass the carcass stage then the 60% remaining in actualising the project still needs the commitment and support of these stakeholders and more. Hence, the committee is soliciting the continuous support of the Zonal Chairmen.
To make it easy and achievable, a certain mechanism has been put in place to get it done bit by bit, Said Engr. Olawuyi.
The president of the society, Mr. Niyi Yusuf whose message was delivered by the Chief Missioner of the society, Imam Morufu AbdulAzeez Onike emphasised on impact-made data base, for instance during Ramadan how many mouth were fed in the various Zones, in the feed-a-mouth project embared upon in the just concluded fast? This is also applicable to other areas of life, this will help get the attention of National, international and philanthropists for assistance and supports in the subsequent programmes.
“This will make any individual or group or agency be confident that whatever grant given to the society to impact on humanity will actually be done as expected and it further protect and promote the integrity of Nasfat.”
The meeting addressed and deliberated on such issues as Tankara remittance which should be done weekly to the headquarters to acquaint the society of the process.
Comprehensive and accurate data of Mission Board members with their designation and bio-data.
Periodic Zonal Missionary report should be sentforth to the NMB so as to keep it abreast of the tasks, challenges, progress and evalaution of the Mission Board activities at the Zonal level.
Among other matter arising highlighted was the over-protection/over-pampering of Missioners at the Zonal level.
There should be synergy between the Zonal Executive Council and the NMB in the choice of Missioners’ transfer to Zones. The ZEC should be carried along.
According to NAZOCC, The structure is when a zone has more than 20 branches then the zone is divided into Zones e.g Ogun Zones 1, 2 and 3.
High point of the meeting was the interactive session where questions and answers are addressed and provided respectively as the participants took turn to air their views and tour to the Multi-purpose Islamic Center & KIIN MEDIA Media house.
Among other Stakeholders at the meeting were the Deputy Chief Missioner (DCM), Imam Abdullateef Bello,
Dawah officer/Secretary Mission Board, Imam AbdulGanny Raji,
NAZOCC Members too numerous to mention and participants from South Western Zones, South South 1 & 2, West Coast Zone(Ghana), while the Northern Zones joined the consultative meeting via on-line paltforms.