By Jumu’ah Abiodun
Members of the male youth wing of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Nigeria also known as Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Nigeria (MKAN) is set to host muslim youths across Africa and the world in its centenary project tagged Ahmadi Youths All African Games (AYAAG) 2016.
The AYAAG event, will features seven games football, athletics, volleyball, taekwando, table tennis and scrabble with participants drawn from 20 African countries and beyond.
During the period, peace trek, excursions, visitations to the paramount ruler of ijebu land, governor of Ogun state and other prominent religious leaders, capacity development programmes and award nights have been put together to make the event most memorable for the 100 years celebration of AHMADIYYA muslim peaceful propagation of Islam in Nigeria since 1916 to 2016.
The ten day youth sports fiesta will hold at Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Southwest, Nigeria.
“From 19th to 29th March as part of contributions towards supporting the needy, enhance quality of lives, stem the menace of crimes, achieving peaceful coexistence among inter-faith bodies and showcasing the talents among the African Youths,” the President of ahmadiyya Youth Abdul Qadir Abdul Rafi noted.
To accentuate the realization of the success of the sports festival, the Amir- Head Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Nigeria, Dr Mashuud Fashola led his Aamila (executives) to inspect the Dipo Dina International stadium last weekend for the readiness of the games village.
As a centenary project, all supports have been given to the ten day sporting activities, a media tour was embarked upon to Murhi International Television management, the host broad carte of the games, to reeve the enlightenment campaigns.
Jingles and documentary on the events have been produced for broadcast.The proceedings of the games will also be broadcast on the muslim television ahmadiyya (MTA) International satellite channel and streamed live on www.mta.tv and also both local and international journalists will covered the events.
While unveiling the various projects of MKAN to celebrate the 100 years of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Nigeria, the Sadr (National President) of MKAN, Abdul-Qadir Abdul-Rafi, stated that, “We have quite a number of projects earmarked for the centenary celebration of our parent body. These projects include: tree planting at over 2000 locations across the country; free medical check-up and surgical operations; blood donations; launching of a documentary on “Stop The Crime” campaign; organisation of first African Conference of Majlis Sultanul Qalam and Inter-Religous Peace Conference among other side events.”
Meanwhile, just recently, MKAN has organised a well befitting Inter-Religious Peace Conference in Port Harcourt city, Rivers State, and also launched “Stop The Crime” campaign.
The two events were well attended by the leaders and youths of different religious bodies and secondary school students. Likewise, the organisation has also flagged off its national Tree Planting Campaign project and the step down of the project are already on going in most of the states across the country.
As part of its public enlightenment on the peaceful propagation of Islam by the ahmadiyya muslim jamaat in Nigeria, the Islamic organization has branded the mass transit buses in major cities of the country to showcase its successes in the last 100 years. The mass transit buses in Ibadan, Lagos Abuja and Portharcourt will be up and running for few months as an exhibition of best international practices for outdoor publicity for an Islamic organization of ahmadiyya repute.