By Maxwell Oyekunle
A new National Executive Council for the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Faith Society, NASFAT has been inaugurated.
The inauguration which was held at the NASFAT Islamic Centre, Aseese, in Ogun State was witnessed by several prominent political and Islamic figures among whom were representatives of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and of his Kogi State counterpart, Alhaji Ahmed Ododo, former Minister of Interior, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola, NASFAT Chief Missioner, Imam Morufu Onike, members of the organisation’s Board of Trustees and Council of Elders.
In a speech on the occasion, the outgoing NASFAT President, Mr Mumin Yusuf appreciated Almighty Allah for his mercies, blessings and favour over his tenure which lasted between October 20, 2019 and February 4, 2024.
“I’m grateful for His guidance which enabled me to discharge the multifaceted and onerous responsibilities as president of our dear society to the best of my ability.” Mr. Yusuf noted.
He also acknowledged and appreciated the support of other members of the National Executive Council, and Zonal and Branch Executive Councils during his tenure.
“I thank all my colleagues for tolerating my fastidious nature over the last 224 weeks. Your support made possible the seemingly impossible. In 51.1 months, we inaugurated 43 groups into full-fledged branches of the society and we also formed 10 additional zones for the society to ease administration”. Mr Yusuf added.
In his acceptance speech, the new president of NASFAT, Alhaji Abdulrauf Abdulwahid recognised and commended the immense contributions of all his predecessors.
He also appreciated his mentor Engineer Yomi Bolarinwa and the immediate past president of the society Mr Mumin Yusuf for being worthy forerunners and for their immense contributions to the development and progress of NASFAT.
While speaking on his plans for the advancement of NASFAT, Alhaji Abdulwahid noted that the agenda for the NEC under his leadership is summarised into the acronym, “LEAD”.
“I present to you, what will be our team focus for the next two years. This is in alignment with our society’s vision, mission, values and strategic document. The focus will be driven by purposeful “Leadership, Empowerment, Agent of Change and Dawah – LEAD”, Alhaji Abdulwahid explained.
The new NASFAT president urged all members to support the NEC in actualising the goal of making the society a beacon of enlightenment, compassion, and success here and in the hereafter