By Adebayo Waheed, Ibadan
The Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Muslim, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakr is expected to declare open the 104th edition of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria B-Zone Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) in Ogun State.
The Amir, Coordinator, Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) B-Zone, Alhaji Alaran Mushafau in a statement on Wednesday said the camp would open from Saturday 23rd December 2017 to 1st January 2018.
The camp which has been tremendously achieving the set goal will be held at the society’s permanent site, KLM 30, Ibadan /Lagos Express way, imolisa Village, Ogunmakin, Ogun state.
He said the MSSN was established for the purpose of bringing all Muslim students to closer union and foster correct Islamic teachings and understanding.
According to him, it was also meant to establish brotherhood that will cut across and eradicate ethnicity, sectionalism and discriminations, which had been best solved through IVC.
According to him, the Camp will be formally declared opened on 25th December 2017 by His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakr III, CFR, MNI Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
The theme of 104th edition “The Evidence” will be addressed by the Chief Imam of Federal Polytechnic Ede, Dr. Taofeek Adekunle Abdul Hameed.
The spiritual, moral and academic uplift, vocational training, career talk, guidance and counseling, Quiz and Qur’anic competitions topped the series of event that will take place in the 10-day programme.
The occasion will be co-chaired by Barrister Ishaq Gbadamosi, former director of Procurement, Central Bank of Nigeria and Dr Umar Abdul Mutallab, chairman, Jaiz Bank of Nigeria.
Other dignitaries expected at the occasion are Senator Ahmad Sanni Yerima Bakura former governor of Zamfara State and Alhaji Musliu Smith, former Inspector General of Police.
The President General of the League of Imams and Alfas in Yoruba Land and Edo, Alhaji (Sheik) Jamiu Kewulere Bello will be joined by other spiritual leaders at the occasion.
The secretary general, Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria Professor Daud Adetokunbo Noibi is equally expected to be in attendance.
The society urged parents and guardians to grant permission to their wards to participate in the camping programme.