The erstwhile National President of National Council for Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), Alhaji Kamaldeen Akintunde has called on The Muslim Congress (TMC), religious organisations and other stakeholders to intensify efforts in providing spiritual solution to the challenges confronting Nigeria.
Alhaji Akintunde made this call while hosting special Iftar, TMC and Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation at his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Akintunde who is the Secretary General of the Ogun State Muslim Council (OMC) also called on Nigerian Muslims not to take the back seat in political participation in the country.
“The Muslim Congress is a house hold name, and your interventions in many areas has been very impactful.
“Your ingenious ways of executing your programmes, activities and projects has gone a long way in addressing the challenges of the nation.
“In Nigeria today, we make lot of spiritual errors and it is time for the TMC in collaboration with other stakeholders to provide for specific spiritual needs of the people as a way of proffering solution to the nation’s problems.
“One of the ways of doing this is to be politically active, sponsor ourselves into politics, identify with Muslims at the corridor of power and take the front sit in decision making,” he said.
Alhaji Akintunde also admonished the Zakat and Sadaqat foundation to continue to build trust into the Zakat system in Nigeria as a way of addressing economic and social challenges confronting Muslims.
He asked Nigerian politicians to learn from the model of the organization to build trust into the democratic process in the country.
“Your contributions to the growth and development of individuals, family institution and communities is enormous and there is need for framework for documentation and evaluation.”
Akintunde who is the Patron of the foundation asked the organisation to take steps at commissioning research to assess the socio-cultural, religious and economic impact of Zakat after decades of execution.
“I must commend you for the way you conduct yourself and being corporate in what you do. I am proud to identify myself with you.
Earlier, the Waali of the Ogun State chapter of TMC, Dr Abdulrazaq Ogunmoye intimated Alhaji Akintunde of the various activities of the organisation in the State and also noted the immense contributions of the host to the growth of Islam in Nigeria.
The hallmark of the visitation is a presentation of Award to the host in recognition of his selfless service to Islam and humanity.
Also, the coordinator of Zakat and Sadaqat in Ogun State, Alhaji Kewulere Anifowose, said the organisation is on the courtesy call to update her Patron on the activities of the organisation in the last one year which has grown in leap and bound.