Nurudeen Akinreti

Following the gracious approval of the worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (May Allah be his Helper), the new board for The Truth newspaper was inaugurated recently.

The inauguration was anchored by the Amir (National Head) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria, Alhaji (Barr.) Alatoye Folorunso Azeez was held at the Conference Hall of the organization in Ojokoro, Lagos State with all the new members in attendance (both physically and online).

The names of the new Board members, as approved by His Holiness are Mr. Abdul Wahab Matepo (Board Chairman), Mr. Ishaq Popoola (Editor), Mr. Ismail Abdul Quadri (Board Secretary), Muallim Abubakar Abdul Hadi, Mr. Nurudeen Akinreti, Mr. Ajibade Taofeek, Mr. Bayo Issa Ewuoso, Muallim Qasim Oyekola, Muallim Yunus Omotayo and Mrs. Muslimah Okunnu-Adebisi.

Among various terms of reference, the new board has been saddled with the responsibilities of regular newspaper publication in line with the ethics of internationally-recognized standard journalism; holding regular board meetings and recovering all sales proceeds to sustain continuous production.

Barr. Alatoye urged the new board to live up to the expectations of members of the Jama’at on the newspaper and carry out His Holiness assignment with utmost diligence, proper planning, and organization.

He also emphasized the need for the new team to reposition The Truth Newspaper which will ultimately ensure its sustainability.  The Amir advised the leadership, management team, and staff members of the newspaper to rise to the occasion and carry out their duties with a sense of humility and dedication.

The Jama’at’s National Publications Secretary, Alh Mudathir Dada promised to support the Board in every way possible to achieve its objectives.

Responding on behalf of Board members, Bro Abdulwahab Matepo expressed appreciation to the Jama’at Management for finding them worthy to revive Nigeria’s first Muslim newspaper. He promised that the Board would strive to make The Truth attractive as well as a dependable source of information and enlightenment to both the Muslim and non-Muslim community. He solicited prayers and for the support of the Jama’at at all levels to meet the expectations of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his Helper)

Also in attendance were: the Naib Amir Finance and Administration, Alhaji Mufadhil Bankole as well as AMJN Publication Secretary, Alhaji Mudaththir Dada.