The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria, FOMWAN on Tuesday welcomed His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and the President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Dr Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, to Oyo state for a two day visit.
The Sultan is in Oyo state for the commissioning of a multi-million naira court, a magnificent mosque and an ultramodern library built in Iseyin by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ahmed Raji; who is an indigene of the town.
It was also gathered that the royal father will on Wednesday 17th November, 2021 be at the convocation and 70th founder’s day of the University of Ibadan as the chancellor of the premier Institution.
The National Amirah of FOMWAN, Hajia Rafiah Idowu Sanni in a statement to welcome His Eminence to Oyo state, noted that the coming of the Sultan at this time was uniquely significant and historic as it coincided with the 15th coronation anniversary of the royal father who ascended the exalted throne in 2006.
”The National leadership of FOMWAN wishes to formally and specially welcome the Sultan of Sokoto who doubles as the President General, NSCIA and his entourage to the pacesetter state, Oyo. The Association appreciates Allah for your simplicity, humility and religiosity which helps in fostering and advancing Islamic brotherhood and togetherness in Nigeria, as well as strengthening the cord of unity amongst the Ummah.
“You have become a unifying factor for the Muslims in Nigeria. Your visit to Iseyin will no doubt further enhance and promote philantropism and charity as preached by our noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and mentioned in the Holy Quran because the singular effort of our learned brother, Ahmed Raji (SAN) in building a court, a big mosque and a modern library will serve as a challenge to other well meaning Muslims. Special thanks to the leadership of the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria, MUSWEN for hosting the Sultan.
” We equally wish to felicitate His Eminence on the successful celebration of his 15th coronation anniversary. It has unequivocally been a fifteen year of purposeful and quality oriented leadership. Congratulations to the President General NSCIA. We wish you more successful reign and longevity that is devoid of any form of affliction and calamity, ” Hajia Rafiah Idowu Sanni prayed.