Nigeria: Ahmadiyya holds symposium on peace, honours Abubakar with Peace Award


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Northern Region will hold the first national Peace Symposium in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as part of its fourth conference on Islamic Education and Moral Training.

The symposium which will be held tomorrow, June 6, at the International Conference Center, ICC, is  central to the theme of the conference “Religion, Peace and National Unity”.

To underscore the significance of the event, a former Nigerian Head of  State, General Abdul Salami Abubakar (retd) is to receive a National  Peace  Award, going by  his contributions and others, to the successful outcome of the recent  general election in the country.

The Conference segment will be held at the Abuja Central Mosque of the Jama’at, at Plot 579, Independence Avenue (behind Honda Place), Central Business District, Abuja on June 5 and 7, 2015

According to the  Deputy Leader,( Naib Amir North), Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, the Head of the Islamic organisation in Nigeria, (Amir), Dr. Mashood A. Fashola and other distinguished scholars across different religions and faiths will constitute a panel of discussants on the theme of the conference.

The conference is part of the Jama’at’s efforts at educating her members and the public on Islamic perspective on the contemporary challenges of our time, particularly, the challenges of “Morality, Peace and Security”. The occasion will also be used to promote the spirit of friendship, inter-faith understanding, and good neighbourliness as well as spiritual and moral development of all.

Guests are expected within and outside the country. Members of the Ahmadiyya Community throughout Nigeria, especially those in the Northern Region are  mandated to attend.