Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo has urged Nigerians to give the incoming administration the maximum support to enable them succeed.
The Vice President made this call at the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Stakeholders Conference, Saturday, at the Main Conference Auditorium, National Mosque Complex, Abuja.
“Government as you are aware is a continuum and with the coming of a new democratic dispensation, it has ushered in a new government, which will soon be inaugurated. I urge you to continue to give them maximum support and cooperation to enable them succeed,” said Sambo.
Arc Sambo who noted the contributions of the MSSN in positively shaping the moral upbringing of the Muslim youth, said :”I am delighted to note that it has remained one of the veritable tools for grooming our youths to becoming responsible future leaders leading to the emergence of outstanding and eminent personalities. Most importantly, MSSN has continued to promote national unity and harmony in the country.”
He further assured of the Federal Government’s support ‘for this forum and all others with similar objectives and will also do our best in encouraging you to achieve peace and stability by forging inter and intra religious harmony.’
Vice President Sambo, therefore stressed the need for the MSSN and the entire Muslim Ummah to propagate the true message of Islam as encapsulated in the Glorious Qur’an, Hadith and Sunnah, saying “The Message of Islam is the Message of peace, hope, harmony, goodwill and Brotherhood.”
Arc Sambo, while congratulating the MSSN for successfully celebrating its 60th anniversary, having been founded in 1954, however, expressed worry over the absence of a befitting national monument as its headquarters. He therefore stressed that “as a student member in my secondary and university days, and now as stakeholder, I assure you of my continued support in and outside government whenever the need arises.”
On his part, Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, congratulated the leadership of the MSSN for convening the conference, which they all described as very important and timely. The Minister, particularly challenged the current leadership of the MSSN, to create a register of all past leaders of the MSSN from the national to local level.
Speaking earlier, the National President of the MSSN, Mallam Sirajudeen Abdul-Azeez Folayemi, stated that the Stakeholders’ conference was convened to enable past and present leaders of the organisation to brainstorm on repositioning it to face modern challenges in Islamic propagation.
He used the occasion to congratulate the Federal Government in the successes recorded in the fight against terrorism and other social vices, while also appealing to Government to bring to justice the killers of Professor Ahmad Mustapha Falaki, a former national president of the organisation.
The Stakeholders conference was a product of celebrations that marked the 60th anniversary of the organisation.