On Monday 20th of May, 2019, the Amir (National Head) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Nigeria Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola made an official visit to Oyo Branch of the Muslim organization to inspect some projects and lay the foundation of a Central Mosque.
The Amir and his entourage were received by the National Executive officers of the Branch led by the Branch president Mr. Tajudeen Abdussalam at about 10:30am and were led to the venue of the mosque foundation ceremony – Isale Oro Jamaat, Sakutu Area Oyo.
In his address, Dr. Fashola appreciated the efforts of notable members of the Branch in acquiring the land which was located at a strategic place. He stated that only the Almighty God could reward them accordingly.
He advised members not to relent in their efforts towards improving their physical and financial sacrifices in the way of Allah, thereby attaining nearness to Almighty God.
Amir promised that the National Headquarters would assist the Branch in the mosque building, adding that the mosque was part of the projects earmarked for Centenary celebration in 2016. He said members should not be too bothered about the bigger size of a mosque but should be wary of the type of worshippers and activities being carried out in the mosque.
He further admonished members to ensure proper upbringing of their wards so that they will take after their good deeds. That members should shun materialistic world and work towards achieving greater heights in the hereafter.
Amir later proceeded to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Central Mosque at Agunpopo to inspect the new borehole project.
Last point of call was the newly renovated Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Mosque Owode Central, Akeetan Titun where Amir addressed members on mosque building, financial sacrifices and their rewards. He appreciated and pray for the major financier of the mosque project – Alhaji Nafiu Adeleke.
Mr. Abdussalam on behalf of the executive members, thanked the Amir for the historic visit and vowed to continue working together as a team towards moving the Branch forward.