Two Muslim non-governmental organizations, the Guild of Muslim Professionals, GMP and the Muslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC Nigeria, are combining strength and resources to hold a National Convention to interrogate the direction of the world in the next 30 years
The theme of the convention which holds in Lagos between December 25 and 26 is “The World by 2050: How Ready Are We?”. It is borne out of concerns over the dehumanising dynamics shaping global affairs and the future of humanity
Already, the two groups have constituted a strong central working committee made up of Muslim professionals cut across all fields to drive and deliver successfully on the epochal convention.
The committee is expected to deploy its diverse knowledge, skills and expertise in delivering an international standard convention that the Nigerian Muslim Ummah will be proud of.
According to the GMP President, Abdulhakeem Oyewale, his Guild, which has hosted six annual conventions in the past, believes Muslims should be on the same page in setting public and global agenda.
Hence GMP considered the Muslim Public Affairs Centre as sharing similar philosophy, especially with its one year old Muslim Project VIP (Voice, Identity and Participation).
Oyewole assured that GMP would leave no stone unturned in reaching out to other Muslim organization to seek their collaboration
The Executive Chairman of MPAC, Disu Kamor, is very enthusiastic about the partnership which he is confident would set the stage for the unity of the ummah
He noted that his organization as a Muslim public service agency was open to all Muslim groups once they are serving the best interest of Islam and Muslims anywhere.
Kamor cited MPAC partnership with the Forum for Islamic Education and Welfare and The Companion, a group of Muslims in Business and the Professions in the past to respectively and successfully host Arts Exhibition and organise national discourse.
A special in this historic joint Convention is the featuring of the Executive Director of the UK -based Islam Channel, Muhammed Ali, a Muslim cable channel that’s popular in Nigeria.
A list of speakers, guests and anchors has been shopped for and selected to address a wide range of issues that touch on the quality of Muslim engagement and participation in public and global affairs.
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