Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum is billed to attend the 11th annual symposium of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria ( MSSN), B- Zone in Ibadan on September 18.
This is according to a statement issued in Ibadan by the Chairman, Media, and Publicity Committee of the symposium, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi.
According to him, the governor will be speaking on the theme of the symposium “The Nation’s Destiny” which holds at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan (UI).
He also said that 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”.
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.
Speaking more about the event, Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC), Mallam Shakirullah Adedoja, said the annual symposium is aimed at addressing issues of national interest with a view to bringing about a better Nigeria.
According to him, 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,University of Ibadan on the 18th of this month starting from 10am 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 seats’ 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.