The Supreme Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at worldwide Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (May Almighty Allah be His helper) has appointed Alhaji (Barr.) AbdulAzeez Alatoye as the new Amir (National Head) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria.
This was contained in a release signed by the General Secretary of the Muslim Organization, Alhaji Abbas Iromini and made available to our correspondent. Alhaji Alatoye was hitherto the Naib Amir (Deputy National Head) South West region. He succeeds Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola who has been serving in that capacity for the past 15 years.
It will be recalled that the organization held its annual national forum (Majlis Shoora) last month at Tahir Mosque Ojokoro Lagos where representatives across the country participated in the National Executive Officers’ elections.
Alhaji Alatoye, alongside with the newly approved members of the National Executive Committee will resume office on July 1, 2019.
Brief Profile of the New Amir
Born on the 13th of February, 1963, Alhaji AbdulAzeez Folorunso Alatoye had his tertiary education at the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin where he bagged Unique Distinction in Accountancy in 1991. He obtained a Diploma in Law from the Executive Business School, Ikeja Lagos in 2011 and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Bradford, the United Kingdom in 2012.
Professionally, he is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN); Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Member of Nigeria Taxation Standard Board and Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Management.
He is the Founder and Senior Partner of Ascension Consulting Services.
His Journey in the Jama’at
Alhaji Alatoye joined the Ahmadiyya Community through the maternal grandfather biat in 1975. In 1981, he personally signed the biat. Since then, he has been holding sensitive posts within the Jamaat. For instance, he was the Tabligh Secretary between 1982 and 1985 and Financial Secretary between 1985 and 1989 of Inisa Jamaat Osun State. At the auxiliary level, he held the post of an Internal Auditor of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria (Youth Wing) between 1988 and 1990.
At the National Level, Alhaji Alatoye was appointed as the Naib Jalsa Officer II (Deputy Conference Officer II) between 2009 and 2019; Naib Amir South West region (2013-2019); Treasurer (2010-2019); Vice Chairman Humanity First Nigeria (2011-2019); Chairman Sad Sala Jubilee Committee (2016-2019); Chairman South West Mosque Building Trust Fund Committee (2016-2019); Chairman Economic Empowerment and Development Committee (2014-2019), among others.
His areas of interest include Tabligh (Preaching), Holy Qur’an and Mosque Building. He is an advocate of honest service to Almighty Allah and Humanity.
NAMES AND PORTFOLIOS OF THE NEWLY APPROVED NATIONAL EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
|Alhaji AbdulAzeez Alatoye||National Amir (Head)|
|Alhaji Abbas O. Iromini||General Secretary|
|Barr. Muhammad Bashir Badr||Secretary Tabligh (Preaching)|
|Alhaj. M.M. Shittu||Secretary Tarbiyat (Religious & Moral Training)|
|Mr. Tajudeen Oladoja||Secretary Ta’lim (Education)|
|Alhaji Mudathir Dada||Secretary Isha’at (Publication)|
|Engr. Imran Adeyemi||Secretary Sami’ wa Basari (Audio-Video)|
|Alhaji Hassan Sunmonu||Secretary Umur Kharijiyyah (External Affairs)|
|Alhaji Muslihu Ali||Secretary Umur Amma (General Affairs)|
|Mr. Abdul Rahman Adetunji||Secretary Dhiyyafat (Hospitality)|
|Mr. Mudathir Adefarati||Secretary Mal (Finance)|
|Alhaji Dauda Kehinde Sokunbi||Add. Secretary Mal (Finance)|
|Mr. Shakirudeen Abdus Salam||Secretary Wasaya (Wills)|
|Mr. Abdul-Hakeem Akintobi||Secretary Ta’limul-Quran & Waqf-Ardhi|
|Mr.Nafiu Taiwo Ajimoti||Secretary Tahrik-Jadid|
|Mr. Abdul Ganiy Babalola||Secretary Waqf-Jadid|
|Mr. Muhammad Tirmiziy Ajibike||Addl. Secretary Waqf-Jadid & Nau Muba’in (For New Converts)|
|Builder Bashirudeen Asimiyu Towolawi||Secretary Jaidad (Properties)|
|Alhaji Muslihudeen Ademoye||Secretary Waqf-Nau|
|Prof. Abdur Rahman Abdullah||Secretary Zira’at (Agriculture)|
|Mr. B.O. Ghazal||Secretary Sanat-o-Tijarat (Industry and Trade)|
|Mr. Issa A. Shokunbi||Muhassib (Accountant)|
|Alhaji Muheeb Lanre Idris||Amin [Treasurer]|
|Mr. Hussein King||Internal Auditor|