By Bakare AbdulQuadr
Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization (Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya), Abeokuta District has again made the Majlis proud as it won a trophy for emerging first in the Voluntary Youth Organization March Past.
The competition was organised by the National Council of Muslim Youth Organization (NACOMYO), Ogun State to usher in the new Muslim year 1441 Hijrah Calendar.
The occasion was held at the popular MKO Abiola Stadium Kuto, Abeokuta and had in attendance the State Governor represented by his Deputy, Engr. (Mrs.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele, State Head of Service, Engr. Olanrewaju Isiaka Bisiriyu, Guest Lecturer, Dr. Saheed Olurotimi Timehin, Sadr, MKA Nigeria, Engr. Saheed Aina ably represented by Ogun State Qaid, Bro. Ibrahim Idris, Chief Imams and various traditional rulers.
Among those that participated in the competition were various Islamic Schools (primary and secondary), Alasalatu Groups and Invited Voluntary Organizations.
This feat, according to history, was not the first the Majlis would outshine other youth organizations who come annually for the celebration such as Sherrif Guard of Nigeria, Bayinatul Deen Guard, Adyan Corp, Man ‘O’ War, Nigeria Aid Group, Al-Midaf Guard and NAJOMO Guard.
A team of panelists and assessors to judge the parade were drawn from the Nigerian Army, 35 Field Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Nigerian Navy, Abeokuta, Nigerian Immigration Service, Abeokuta, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abeokuta, Nigerian Correctional Service, Abeokuta and Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, (TRACE), Ibara while the Nigeria Police Force Band, Elewe-Eran, Abeokuta supplied the rhythmic beat to the parade.