Osun Governor Commends Ahmadiyya humanitarian Services


…sets to commission Minaret International University, Ikirun

The Osun State Governor, Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has applauded numerous humanitarian services from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria over the years, as a proposed Minaret International University (MIU) is set to begin operation in Ikirun, Osun State.

It should be noted that the proposed university is only waiting for the approval of the National University Commission (NUC).

Osun state Governor, Adeleke Nurudeen Jackson in handshake with Amir Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria Alhaji Alatoye Folorunso Azeez at the state House Osogbo. Other governments and Ahmadiyya Officials looking on.

Adeleke noted that these humanitarian services had been a signature of peaceful Islamic propagation from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Globally.

The leadership of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria had paid a courtesy visit to the governor to brief him on the progress of the University, which has been on the drawing board since 2017.

The Amir, Alhaji Alatoye Folorunso Azeez, was accompanied by the Missionary in charge, Maulvi Adnan Tahir, the Naib Amir Finance and Admin, Alhaji Mufadhil Bankole, the Vice Chancellor designate, Professor Abdullah Abdur Rahman, the immediate Former Amir, Professor Mashhud Adenrele Fashola and other management members of the Jamaat.

He appreciated the governor for all his support for the university especially the grant of Akinorun Grammar School, Ikirun, for the take-off of the university.

Alatoye informed the governor that the Minaret International University was approved by the worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and it was the first of its kind in the world.

He invited the governor to commission the University whenever it is ready for the commissioning. He also invited him to grace the 70th annual Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) at Ilaro and the worldwide convention to be held in the United Kingdom later in the year.

He mentioned the difference between the Minaret International University and others as a university that has deep moral contents and with international dimension.

The Amir requested the assistance of the governor in the construction of a circular road at the mini-site of the university. He also appealed for the approval of a Deed of Release for the portion of the mini-site. He gave the reason why the university intends to start from the mini-site since the main campus would gulp a huge amount running into several billions of Naira.

The Amir prayed passionately for the Governor and members of his cabinet as well as for the peace of the State. He later presented volumes of Jama’at’s literature to the governor.

Governor Adeleke Nurudeen Jackson with Amir Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria Alhaji Alatoye Folorunso Azeez, Osun State officials and executive members, AMJN.

In his response to the message by the Amir and Pro-Chancellor of the Minaret International University, Adeleke described Osun State as a state that loves education.

According to him, “ there are quite numbers of tertiary institutions belonging to the federal, state and private individuals in the state and that the Government of Osun State is ready to give the necessary support to any proprietor wishing to establish educational institutions”.

He directed the Commissioner of Education to attend to all the requests.

The permanent campus of the university is located beside Federal Government College, Ikirun