By Abd’Qodir Ismail
Ahmadi Muslim Students’ Association, Nigeria has treated over two hundred and forty-nine persons with diverse health challenges during a free medical outreach held at Makoko, Yaba area of Lagos State between 2nd and 4th November, 2018.
The free medical outreach was staged as part of the activities held at the 2018 edition of Annual Higher Institution Convention (AHIC) of the Association.
Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) became the first Lagos State institution to host the Annual convention which had in attendance over 700 members of AMSA from all three administrative regions of the country.
The convention, which was aimed at improving physical, moral, spiritual and intellectual development of participants, had a courtesy visitation to the palace of Olu of Iwaya Land where members were advised to incorporate non-Ahmadis and even Christians into their programme as this would create more awareness of what the association stands for.
A plethora of events including sporting activities, annual examination, special Jumu’at service, public lecture and marriage seminar were held to mark the official kick-off of the convention.
The grand finale of the AHIC where erudite scholars who have both National and International recognitions were invited to discuss the theme of the convention “Becoming an Agent of Positive Change” was held at the Multipurpose Hall of YABATECH.
During the event, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Alatoye, Naib Amir SouthWest, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria advised members that in order to effect positive changes in the society, members need to first effect a change in their own personal lives as we would only be able to reform the society after we’ve been able to engage in self-reformation.
Alhaji Shakirudeen Abdul Gaffar, former Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Religious Affairs, popularly known as mofesaiye, also advised members to ensure they venture into politics as they would only be able to effect a change in the system if they make themselves a part of the system.
The convention ended with gifts to members who participated in the competitions held at the programme.