In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful




Sunday, 30 June 2019 | 28 Shawwal 1440AH
Lagos, Nigeria
Imam Nojeem Jimoh
The immediate past president (Amir) of The Companion, Imam Nojeem Jimoh

As the countdown for the all-important discourse on food security organised by a Muslim professional group The Companion ticks, the hosts have explained that its motivation was to get the nation thinking about the potentials of agriculture as a revenue earner for the country.

The immediate past president (Amir) of the organization, Imam Nojeem Jimoh explained to stakeholders that the July 14 Food Security discourse is a follow up to the past episodes that focussed on energy sufficiency and strategies enhancing the nation’s political processes.

According to him, the All Farmers Association of Nigeria is one of its key stakeholders, apart from the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and other relevant agro-allied industry key players.

Confirming the attendance of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the keynote speaker, Imam Jimoh also assured that all logistics arrangement have been perfected to ensure a rewarding discourse.

He further explained that a number of side attraction have been incorporated into the programme. These he said included an exhibition of agricultural items and medical tests especially for blood and the eye.

Meanwhile, the event’s Local Organising Committee has lauded the Muslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC for deploying its resources to support The Companion in hosting the discourse.

Speaking on The Companion/MPAC Partnership, Imam Jimoh urged Muslim organisations to harness their resources to create public value for the nation.

“We can already feel your impact in pushing the July 14”, The Companion leader said in a message to MPAC.

“On behalf of all at the Companion, Jazakumllah khaeran for the gift of the reading materials. It is much appreciated. The association appreciates you very much”.

Already, the food security discourse stakeholders have scheduled courtesy visits to media houses for collaboration in the build-up to the event to facilitate greater public participation given the strategic significance of food self-sufficiency as a component of national security.

Abdulwarees Solanke
Director, Media & Strategic Communications,
Muslim Public Affairs Center, Nigeria