Amosun lauds NASFAT over N2.5 billion mosque
The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has commended the effort of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) over the proposed N2.5 billion mosque to be sited within the multipurpose Islamic Centre along Lagos Ibadan Expressway.
Amosun, who was at the fund raising and foundation laying ceremony for the ultra-modern mosque recently enjoined Muslims to be a good ambassador of Islam to diminish the increasing and unreasonable fear and hatred directed against Islam and the Muslims.
“Islam is a religion of peace, it is a big shame that people are ascribing violence with Islam,” he said. He urged Nigerians to live with one another in peace and harmony for the development of the country.
“It is when there is peace in the country, the economy can grow as you can see what is happening in some part of the country but we are grateful in Ogun State, there is no case of violence. We are setting the template for other state to follow, we are peaceful in Ogun state and we will continue to be”
The President of NASFAT, Engr. Abayomi Bolarinwa appreciated the effort of Amosun for his support in resolving the dispute with the landowners. He said with the special grace of God the mosque will be completed because Islam enjoins selfless service and building of place worship.” There are places of worship everywhere in the country but what is missing is the understanding of the religion and what God want from his creation. Most people believe that the ability to read the Quran in Arabic is enough to know about Islam.
Bolarinwa said, “the main reason we are building the mosque is to teach people about the religion and understand the Quran and teaching of the prophet. Allah said know me before you worship me, we want people to have adequate knowledge about Islam because if all Nigerians understand their religion, Nigeria will be a peaceful place to live. If you know the God you serve you will know he made provision for everything he created”.
He said fact and figure shows that the rate of corruption and kidnapping in the country is high because of lack of trust of Almighty Allah. “It is lack of trust and believe in Almighty Allah that push people into committing crimes, no matter your condition if you have faith in Allah your condition will improve and you will be better for it. When people kidnap they kidnap for money, when people take bribe they take bribe for money, when people engage in corruption is for money, it is because people don’t understand the God they serve. If you understand God you will know that he make provision for everything including plant and animal.
The Chairman, NASFAT Aseese Mosque Development Committee, Alhaji Yunus Olalekan Saliu said the organization is embarking in the construction of a befitting masjid and an Islamic Center which is a milestone event in the history of the great organization, NASFAT. “ The proposed masjid together with its ancillary facilities at an estimated cost of 2.5 Billion Naira will be a magnificent Islamic monument and architectural land mark with a good deal of attention given to quality as well as safety, comfort and convenience of worshipers. The goal is to establish a world-class edifice, a one-of-a kind structure, which would stand the test of time for the benefit of current and future generations”.
The chairman assure that by the special grace of Allah the 2.5 Billion naira needed for the completion of the mosque will be generated in way the organization having been achieving other projects
He said NASFAT is known for creating awareness and educating the society, part of it is building a place where people come and get the right knowledge of Islam