By Jumu’ah Abiodun
The Elders group of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Nigeria, known as Majlis Ansarullah, has planned a free medical services for Nigerians in Ekiti State, South-west of the country.
The three day health care program will be base on people of Ogbese, Ikere -Ekiti and their environs as part of the 41st Annual National Ijtema (Convention) of the Islamic group, slated for Friday, 5th – Sunday, 7th August, 2016 at the Ekiti State Government College, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The medical camp will involve medical check/diagnosis, blood pressure test, checking of blood sugar level and visual acuity test to know those who may require the use of eye glasses. Thousands of drugs to be distributed freely and free eye glasses would be given to the needy patients after proper examination by the Jama’at professional doctors and other medical personnel.
The theme of this year convention is REAL GLOBAL REFORMATION AND REVOLUTION – THE ISLAMIC PRESCRIPTION.
The convention will be preceded with courtesy call to some eminent personalities in the State from Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th August. As part of pre-Convention programme, there will be a free medical camp. Polo The convention proper will start on Friday, 5th August with a Juma’at service to be led by the National Amir (National Head) Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola.
Other features of the Convention are educative lectures by erudite Islamic scholars, Quranic reading/recitation competition, Speech and Quizz contest etc. Sporting activities like athletics, table tennis, power-pull, walking and concentrations race will also come up during the 3-day programme.
Special tahajud prayers for the various governments and people of Nigeria will also form an important aspect of the évent.