NAṢFAT Dopemu-Agege Branch inuagurates new BEC
July 23, 2023
In Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society NASFAT as part of the administrative template, executives who are at the helms of affairs at every level, be it National, Zonal, Branch or Group/Outreach change baton of leadership at every two years tenure.
This is exactly what came up at the Dopemu-Agege Branch of the society under Lagos Zone 2, on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 28, Kadiri Street, Oniwaya road, Agege, Lagos where new set of 23 members of the BEC whose tenure shall runs from year July 2023 – July 2025 were inaugurated by the Zonal executive council.
In his opening speech, the Lagos Zone 2 Chairman, Alh. AbdulKareem Adeshina, expressed gratitude to the outgone executives for all their efforts geared towards Islam through Nasfat Dopemu-Agege Branch in their various capacities while he congratulated the newly selected members of the branch executive for Dopemu-Agege.
He however added that, there’s need to expand and spread the tentacles of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society in the nook and cranny of the larger society, so that more people can access Nasfat to enrich their DEEN by having more opportunities and outreaches to engage in Asalatu activities and many more laudable initiatives for humanity via the thrust policy, HELD.
“To this end I implore every member including the Mission Board to help look around for such available spaces and get across to the Zone for proper steps to be taken in achieving this, by taking dawah to everyone.”
Alh. Adeshina also advised the newly selected BEC members to be patient and tolerant, and importantly to know that it’s only Allah SWT that rewards efforts and deeds.”
“Lagos Zone 2 has 24 Zonal executives, 19 branches, 1 outreach and there’s need to increase these numbers so that Nasfat can be accessed by more, may Allah SWT make it easy” said the Zonal Chairman.
The lined up programmes for the inauguration, included special prayers for the Branch Council of Elders (BCOE), appreciation and dissolution of Shurah committee, handing over by the out-going Branch Chairman, appreciation and dissolution of outgoing BEC, unveiling of new BEC members, spiritual admonition, oath of office taking, acceptance speech by newly inaugurated Branch Chairman among others.
The message of the Zonal Women Affairs Management Secretary, Alhaja Busari Aishat Monsunmola goes thus.
“Alhamdullillah Rabilliallamin for the success of today’s inauguration. My piece of advice as a woman for the Branch women affairs Secretary, is that, firstly it’s established by Asalatu is dominated by women, because the womenfolk covers about 2/3 of the congregation, though we have man, the chairman as the overall head of the branch but the women Secretary has a very vital and bigger role to play in co-ordinating the affairs of the Asalatu, therefore, she needs to endure more, persevere more, be more patient.”
“In addition, she needs more humility to be able to co-ordinate the affairs of women so as to be successful in her tenure and most importantly, I will urge all the women in the executive and the branch to work together in harmony with the women affairs management Secretary for the good of all. She needs their cooperation for Dopemu-Agege Branch to continue to excel among other branches in the Zone and in Nasfat as a whole. May Allah SWT make the tasks ahead easy ones for her.”
The Zonal Missioner, Alh. Imam Dr. AbdulRasheed Adebimpe Ashamu’s admonition dwell on sincerity of purpose and serving Allah SWT in individual capacity without expecting returns from human beings rather expect to earn the rewards from Allah especially in the Hereafter.
The outgoing Branch Chairman, Alh. Lukmon Shoyooye Moyosore in an interview with KIIN MEDIA correspondent at the event expressed his joy for the peaceful transition.
“I feel excited, so humbled, honoured and thank Allah SWT for seeing us through from the inception of this particular tenure which started in… we’re grateful for His mercy and guidance throughout the tenure and making possible for us to achieve especially moving from a rented apartment (a mosque given by Ahmadiyah) and to having a place, the branch can call its own, since 16th of October, 2022, though it wasn’t easy but Alhamdullillah Rabilliallamin for His grace.”
Alh. Shoyooye implored the Zonal and National executives to come to the aid of the Branch by way of offering grant to help complete the project, to move Islam forward through Nasfat Dopemu-Agege Branch.
He however advised the new BEC to work together as a team and follow the trend and template the branch has been working with. “That is, we started from a forming stage to developing stage and performing stage. The Branch is at the performing stage now, so the new BEC should work as a team to move the Branch forward beyond what we have done as a BEC, collaborate and do lots of consultations.”
The branch women affairs management Secretary, Alhaja Alao Oluwole Khadijat Adebisi believes that with support from the women, members, all stakeholders in the Branch, the new executives will achieve landmark successes In Sha’a Allah. She urged everyone to cooperate and support the new executive for the good of the branch, Zone and Islam as a whole.
In his acceptance speech, the newly sworn-in Chairman, Alh. Abdullateef AbdulRafiu Olawale said, “this is a clarion call to serve Allah SWT, I’m grateful for this opportunity to contribute my quota to Islam and Nasfat through Dopemu-Agege Branch and I have accepted it but I can’t do it all alone, so I seek the support of everyone, we are all stakeholders in Nasfat Dopemu-Agege Branch, the council of Elders, Mission Board, all the standing committees and the entire members.”
“I will run an open door policy, so everyone is involved in the good of this Branch, may Allah SWT continue to guide our thoughts and steps.”
The Branch Secretary, Alhaja Tanimola Rashidat, who is coming in serve the Branch for the second time promised to contribute her wealth of knowledge more to the growth of the branch and humanity in general. She further advised her co-executive to be focused and continue to seek Allah SWT’s guidance always for successes to be achieved.
Among other stakeholders at the inauguration ceremony were the Zonal Executive Council members, Lagos Zone 2 Secretary, Alh. T. A. Eniola-Mate, who anchored the event, Zonal Security Secretary, Alh. Bello Adewale, Zonal Welfare Secretary, Alh. AbdulGaniyu Ademola Ibrahim, Zonal Public Relations Secretary, Bro. Okerinde Shinna Hakeem, NAZOCC member/Desk Officer, Alh. Bashir AbdulSalam, Branch Missioner , Alh. Imam Sharafdeen Ope, Alh. Yahaya Apeesinola among others.
LIST OF SELECTED
BRANCH EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (BEC) OF DOPEMU-AGEGE BRANCH FOR
THE PERIOD OF JUly 2023 TO JUly 2025
1. Alhaji AbduLateef Rafiu
2. Brother Shittu Ibrahim
Branch Vice Chairman
3. Mrs. Tanimola Rasheedat
4. Mrs. Adeoye Rofiat
Asst. Branch Secretary
5. Mr. Jamiu Rasaki
Branch Financial Secretary
6. Mrs. Quadri Khafilat
7. Bro. Popoola Afeez Olawole
Branch Public Relations Secretary
8. Mrs. Issa Zainab
Branch Education Secretary
9. Mrs. Alao Oluwole Khadijat
Branch Women Secretary
10. Mrs. Adesokan Abibat
Branch Children Affairs Secretary
11. Bro. Gazali Surajudeen
Branch Youth Secretary
12. Mrs. Raheem Sekinah Abiodun
Branch Welfare Secretary
13. Mr. AbdulRahmon Muse
Branch Project Secretary
14. Mrs. Adebayo Halimot Iyabo
Branch Business Secretary
15. Mrs. Soyoye Isiwat
Branch Internal Audit Secretary
16. Sister Ayinde Zainab
Branch Security Secretary
17. Mrs. Ibrahim Basirat
Branch Cooperative Secretary
18. Mr. Shitta Lukmon
Branch Membership Secretary
19. Mrs.Fatai Hussenat Kehinde
Branch Health Services Secretary
20. Bro. Fabunmi Sherifu Kolawole
Branch Economic Empowerment
21. Mr. Akintoye Lukmon
22. Bro. Junaid Lukmon
Branch Ex-officio 2
23. Alhaja Owolabi
Branch Ex-officio 3