Date: 28th Sha’aban, 1442 AH
11th April, 2021
The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). “So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. present at his home), he must observe fasting that month”… (Q. Al-Baqarah 2:185)
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1442 A.H. The Council prays that Allah spares our lives to this and many more Ramadans on the surface of the earth and give us the ability to carry out good deeds as much as possible because of the multiplicity of its virtues and the blessings of Allah in the Month.
In the same vein, the Council enjoins all Muslims to be prayerful unto Allah, especially in this Month, (Ramadan), to help our Nation and the world in general and our leaders, in particular, to be able to overcome the current C0vid-19 pandemic and the various extant and palpable security challenges.
Also, Council wishes to advise Muslims in the country that as they await the announcement for the commencement of the Ramadan fast, we should be vigilant and take extra security and health measures to protect ourselves, loved ones and neighbours.
Date: 15th Sha’aban, 1442 AH
29th March, 2021
The attention of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has been drawn to the insinuations and vituperations that trailed the shortlisting of 20 Justices-designate by the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC). It would be noted that except it is compelled to do so, the Council has often resisted joining issues with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as a matter of principle. This is because CAN has proved, times without number, its morbid hatred for Islam and Muslims, its remarkable capacity for destructive mischief, its dexterous use of scurrilous propaganda and its predilection for always being economical with the truth as part of the sinister strategy of heating up the polity anytime a Muslim is at the helm of affairs.
It would be recalled that not too long ago, the Council was forced to expose the marginalisation of Muslims in the successive Boards of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) after CAN made one of its wild and mendacious allegations of Christian marginalisation. It is actually a wicked strategy and unholy tactics to accuse Muslims of marginalisation though Muslims are the ones being deliberately and systemically marginalised by Christians, who continue to consolidate on the colonial agenda of emasculating Muslims. However, NSCIA would not allow the serial falsehood of CAN and its propensity for character assassination of people on the basis of their religious identity to stand because truth is irrefragable.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), hereby formally announces the demise of a frontline scholar and Laureate, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu, OFR.
A dignified intellectual juggernaut and former Grand Qadi of Niger State, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu reportedly breathed his last in the early hours of Thursday, December 24, 2020, at the age of 91 years and was interned, according to Islamic rite, at mid-day, of the same day. His demise has further confirmed that death is truly the leveler of mankind and that no human being can ever escape the dragnet of death.
In his peregrinations, while alive, Sheikh Lemu traversed many terraces of intellectualism and Islamic evangelism with decency and humility across the Islamic and Western spheres of education, thereby towering loftily above many of his peers who are vaingloriously gallivanting around and basking in the euphoria of one-legged laurel award.
With the combination of Islamic and Western education in him, Sheikh Lemu has proved to the world that it is better and more effective to view life through educational binocular than to the world of man, just with one eye in a mere assumption that human life is a straight jacket.
Born in 1929, Justice Lemu was appointed as the pioneer Grand Qadi of Niger State in 1976 when the Shariah Court of Appeal of that State was established.
APPOINTMENT OF A NEW DEPUTY PRESIDENT-GENERAL (SOUTH) FOR THE NIGERIAN SUPREME COUNCIL FOR ISLAMIC AFFAIRS (NSCIA)
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, announces the appointment of a new Deputy President-General (South) for the Council. He is Alh. Rasaki Oladejo, FCS. Alh. Oladejo steps in to fill the vacancy created in the leadership of the Council by the death of Alh. S. O. Babalola, who was until October 2, 2019, the Deputy President-General (South) of the Council.
Alh. Oladejo, who was recently elected as the President of the Muslim Ummah of South West of Nigeria (MUSWEN), is a committed religious leader, a thoroughbred professional, a development economist, a Muslim Philanthropist, a life member of the Nigerian Economic Society and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He retired from the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2003 as Deputy Director-General / Chief Operating Officer. From February 2005 to April 2018, he was the Chairman of Sigma Pensions Limited, one of the leading pensions managers in Nigeria. He was the Chairman of the Council’s Ad-hoc Committee on Assets, Finances and Operations Improvement and Sustainability from May 2013 through November 2014. He was the National President of Nawair-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria (an Islamic association founded in 1939) from 2013 through 2019. He is the Founder and Chairman, Mountain Investment and Securities Limited, a member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.