The Worldwide Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(May Allah be his Helper) has appointed Engineer Oluwa Qasim Olaposi as the new Officer Jalsa Salana Nigeria.

Officer Jalsa Salana is the administrative head who coordinates the activities of Jalsa workers and the entire Administrative setup, whose sole responsibility is to organise a befitting Jalsa Salana (Annual Conference) for all the honourable guests.

Engr. Oluwa replaces Alhaji Mufadhil Bankole who had served in that capacity for 12 years and was recently appointed as the Naib Amir (Deputy National Head) Finance & Administration.

In his emotion-laden speech during the Handing Over Ceremony which took place at the Jalsa venue, Ilaro, Engr. Oluwa who was hitherto officer in charge of water solicited the support and cooperation of all Jalsa Salana Administrative set up in a bid to successfully accomplish the herculean task before him, especially the organization of a remarkable Jalsa Salana 2019 for more than 40,000 guests.

His words: “Today marks a very significant turning point in my life.  Taking care of over 40,000 guests/visitors of the Promised Messiah(May the Peace of Allah be upon him) is indeed a great task.  A heavy burden of responsibility has been placed on me.  With collective prayers and efforts, it is my belief that the team shall succeed in all respect.  I therefore humbly solicit your prayers for a successful regime.  I need the special grace of Almighty Allah to carry the burden.”

The outgoing Officer Jalsa Salana congratulated the new helmsman and described him as a competent, reliable, dedicated and trustworthy member of the Jama’at who is up to the tasks ahead.

“I have no doubt in my mind that the new Officer Jalsa Salana will not disappoint the Jama’at.  He needs your full support towards making adequate arrangement for all the guests in relation to Accommodation, Feeding, Water, Sanitation, Electricity and all other things necessary to make the three-day event comfortable as much as possible,” Alhaji Bankole said.

Alhaji Bankole expressed his gratitude to all Jalsa Officers for a successful tenure in spite of some ups and downs, agreements and disagreements.  He said: “My relationship with members of Jalsa Salana Administrative Set up has been very interesting and lovely.  With the right attitude and approach they are ready to work as directed.  One obvious fact is that on any issue, we disagree a lot but would later agree to get good results beneficial to the members.”

He also thanked the former Amir, Prof. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola for giving him the privilege to serve the Jama’at as well as his maximum support at all times.