The Osun State Muslim Community (OSMC) has commenced activities to commemorate the new Hijrah year 1443 celebration in the state, AMILOADED reports.
The President of OSMC, Alhaji Mustapha Olawuyi while speaking at a press conference in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Sunday, highlighted various programs line up for the new Hijrah year celebration.
Olawuyi who said the celebration was very significant, noted that the new year would be celebrated with the unusual funfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
He said, “This year’s programme like yuletide of the past would not be celebrated with funfare due to COVID’19 pandemic.
He said a Qur’an competition will hold Monday, August 2 at OSMC Hall followed by a Colloquium on Wednesday with the theme: “Curbing Insecurity in Nigeria: The Roles of Religious Bodies.”
The OSMC President added that a Jumu’at service at the Central Mosque, Oja-Oba, Osogbo will hold on Friday while a Youth Forum will hold on Saturday where young Muslims would learn various vocational skills including how to produce liquid soap and body cream.
He further noted that a stakeholders’ meeting would hold on Monday, August 9, 2021 which is Muharam 1, 1443AH.
Olawuyi added that Hijrah Lecture with the theme: “Insecurity Level in Nigeria; Tilting Towards Anarchy: Islamic Solutions” would also be delivered on Monday by Professor Hamid Sanni, the Vice Chancellor of Fountain University, Osogbo.
He further said the Aragbiji Of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi, would grace the event as the royal father of the day while Grand Imam of State of Osun, Shaykh Musa Animasahun would be the spiritual father of the day.
While speaking on the state of the nation, Olawuyi said, “we would want to reiterate that the Federal Government should not relent its efforts in fighting terrorism, kidnappings, and fighting bandits.
“The community commends the effort of the Federal Government’s commitment with the purchase of the state of the art Military Equipment to prosecute the insurgecies, it is our prayer that Allah grants our soldiers success.
“The security is every body’s business, Nigerians should be security conscious and assist the Government in exposing miscreants and mischievous elements in the society.
“The agitation to breakup Nigeria is uncalled for. The Federating units of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should see strength in unity and consolidation of Nigeria forefathers’ achievements.
“All the segments of our Government are called upon to have roundtable discussion with all the agrived units and a way forward towards a formidable and united Nigeria, ” he said.
Olawuyi, therefore, expressed gratitude to the Osun State Government for sustaining the partnerhip with OSMC on Hijrah of celebration and and upholding Hijrah holiday in the state..