Ahmadiyya Nigeria Kick Starts University Project At Ikirun

By Jumu’ah Abiodun, Nigeria

Minaret International University (MIU), established by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria has commenced with an agriculture project on the acres of land for the institution at Ikirun, State of Osun, South-west, Nigeria.

The ground breaking of the landmark project for the Jama’at was performed by the Amir Sahib (National President) Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola both the agricultural and university projects has received the gracious approval and blessings of Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifa Masih V, MIU, is expected to produce disciplined, righteous, skillful and creative graduates.

While addressing hundreds of indigenes of Ikirun, Fashola said MIU would be a unique, standard and decent higher institution of learning that would be void of cultism, indecency and immoral acts.

He added that the products of the institution need not look for jobs after graduation as they would be groomed into becoming productive and self-employed graduates with professional science and technical know-how.

Dr. Fashola said that MIU Agricultural Enterprise starts immediately in line with the directive of Khalifa Masih V.

The enterprise is also believed to provide additional source of income to facilitate the University Project.

He stated further that admission into the University would be on merit only, irrespective of religions, languages and ethnic differences. He said the objective of Ahmadiyya Community is to reform the world.

Fashola later requested for prayers from all and sundry for a successful University project, as the Jama’at also welcome contributions of people to the agricultural project through the purchase of shares to members of the Jama’at and the public.

The Akinrun of Ikirun land, His Royal Majesty, Oba Olayiwola Olawale Adedeji II, lauded the kind gesture of Ahmadiyya Community to establish MIU at Ikirun and vouched for the moral supports of all Ikirun indigenes for a successful take of faith of the Agricultural project.

Oba Adedeji, who was full of happiness, said MIU tuition fee would be affordable even to the poor while the institution would provide jobs for Ikirun people and the graduates would be exceptional in all ramifications. He said these were in line with the prior discussions he had with the leadership of the Jama’at.

The University Consultant, Prof. Ayo Omotayo of the Lagos State University said that MIU will be one of the best Universities in a short time. He therefore requested for the full supports of the citizens and members. He requested everyone contribute meaningfully to the project.

Congratulating the people of Ikirun for being the host community, Prof. Omotayo stated that University is a change agent in any society which usually provides employment opportunities for the indigenes. He urged the indigenes to be more kind and accommodative to workers on
the University site.

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