By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
All is now set for the official presentation of a book by the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN).entitled: Islam in Yorubaland: History, Education & Culture.
According to a statement by Chairman Organising Committee for the presentation of the book , Alhaji Lere Alimi, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Osun State counterpart, Mr Gboyega Oyetola are expected to grace the presentation
Alhaji Alimi stated that Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi will lead other eminent personalities to a book presentation organised by the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) holding on Wednesday, April 28 at Radisson Hotel (formerly Protea) in Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
He pointed out that the book was sponsored by MUSWEN to keep the proper history of Islam in Yorubaland and to serve as reference point for generations unborn.
Alhaji Alimi stated that the Founder of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) as well as Founder and Chairman of the FATE Foundation, AlhajI Fola Adeola will chair the event while the National Missioner / Chief Imam, Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Imam Abdur-Rahman Ahmad, will deliver a lecture while Provost, Fed College of Education Iwo, Professor Rafiu Adebayo will review the book.
The organising Committee Chairman stated that the former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jubrila Ayinla will be the Chief Book Presenter while other guests will include the Ogun State Deputy Governor Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, her Lagos counterpart, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; MUSWEN President-General, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo; Executive Secretary Prof. Muslih Yahya, Baba Adinni of Lagos Sheikh AbdulAfeez Abou, Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-Nolla; JAMB Registrar Prof Ishaq Oloyede; Mr Yusuf Ali (SAN) and Mr Ahmed Raji (SAN)
He maintained that the event will be broadcast live on MUSWEN social handles.