Sultan of Sokoto, S’West Govs, scholars to converge on Ibadan for MUSWEN General Assembly

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File: His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, at the Nike Lake Resorts and Hotels venue of a South East/South South Traditional Rulers Retreat in Enugu, late 2014. Photo: Bashir Adefaka.

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By KEMI KASUMU

Renowned Islamic scholars, State governors and other stakeholders from southwest states of Nigeria will converge on Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday November 20, for the 7th General Assembly of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN).

This was according to a statement signed by Prof. Wole Abbas, Chairman Planning Committee,  dated 17th November 2022 and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER on Thursday.

The event, which is taking place at the Islamic Centre, University of Ibadan Central Mosque, Ibadan, Oyo State, is being organised to deliberate on activities of the organisation and issues affecting the Muslim Ummah in the South West region and Nigeria as a whole.

Prof Abbas said the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, who ended a three-day official visit to the same Ibadan on Thursday November 17, is being expected at the General Assembly.

The statement indicates that all Governors of South West states are expected at the Assembly while the President of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, will be the host.

The President-General, League of Imams and Alfas of Yoruba Land, Edo and Delta, Sheikh Jamiu Bello Kewulere, and some other prominent Islamic scholars and titled chiefs will also grace the occasion.

MUSWEN is the umbrella body for all Muslims in South West Nigeria as represented by the State Muslim Councils/Communities and Muslim organisations and institutions domiciled in the zone. It consists of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states.


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