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Gov. Zulum Billed for MSSN Symposium in Ibadan September 18

Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum will be in Ibadan on Sunday, 18th September as the lead speaker at the 11th annual symposium of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria,  MSSN, B- Zone.

Professor Zulum will be speaking on the theme of the symposium “The Nation’s Destiny” which holds at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.

Professor Afiz Oladosu of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies,  University of Ibadan is the first guest discussant on the topic  “Redefining Nigeria’s Destiny through Credible Poll” while another guest discussant and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,  Dr Muiz  Banire’s focus is on “Ethno-religious agitation & imperative of inclusiveness”.

In a statement issued in Ibadan by the Chairman,  Media and Publicity Committee of the symposium,  Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi,  the Chairman of the occasion is the former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Distinguished Guest of Honour is Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State while the father of the day is Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland,  Edo and Delta,  Alhaji Dawud Akinola.

Other guests include the Royal Father of the day, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun,  the spiritual father is Chief Imam of Ibadanland,  Shaikh  AbdGaniy Agbotomokekere , while the mother of the day is Iyaloja of Ibadanland,  Alhaja Iswat Ameringun.

 Mallam Uthman Abubakar, National Amir, MSSN is the special guest of honour, the MSSN B-Zonal Amir, Barrister Qaasim Odedeji is the Chief host while the Amir, MSSN, Oyo State Area Unit, Engr Abdulkabir  Al’Yakeen is the host.

According to the Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Mallam Shakirullah Adedoja, the annual symposium is aimed at addressing issues of national interest with a view to bringing about a better Nigeria.

The annual symposium which began in Lagos in 2012  with the theme ” Insecurity in Nigeria: Myth,  Reality and Panacea” has been held in different States in the Southern part of the country.

Some of the States include Ogun,  Osun, Ondo,  Ekiti and Edo.

The 10th edition of the programme was held last year at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library,  Abeokuta with the theme” Saving a Nation on the Precipe “.

The 11th edition holding at the International Conference Centre, the University of Ibadan on the 18th of this month starting from 10 am has a feature of a pre-registration tagged ” Get yourself a seat”.

The registration according to the Chairman, Planning Committee,  Alhaji Mushafar Alaran would give the online registered participants the opportunity of getting seat tags and symposium materials earlier while those who will engage in physical registration will have to face the rigour of the exercise at the venue.

The link for the online registration is

bit.ly/mssnsymposium while not less than 2,000 participants have booked their spaces through the pre-symposium registration. 

Apart from students, others from all walks of life are expected to participate in the epoch-making symposium while those who might not be available will have the luxury of joining through a virtual platform. 

Rilwan Fasasi

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