Lekki Muslim Community, LEMU, has commissioned N200 million hostel and classrooms for its Qur’an Memorization College, located beside its massive mosque complex, Lekki, Lagos.
The edifice was commissioned by Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Islamic Matters, Hon. Jebe Abdullahi last Sunday.
Also, a new governing board for the college led by Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, SAN, was also inaugurated.
Adeniji noted that the Governing Council would ensure that the College meets global standards so that the entire Ummah will be proud of this Institution.
“We aim to set high standards for the college and will ensure they do not drop in any way. We will also ensure that the aims and objectives of establishing this College are not misinterpreted by the un-informed and so we will ensure compliance with our rules and regulations.
He added that the project will not only offer immense benefits and development to the Muslim Ummah in Lagos State and Nigeria, but it will also serve as an outstanding platform for Muslim children in Nigeria to develop a real interest in Qur’an memorisation as well as becoming a precursor to growing Islam in the State and beyond.
The President of LEMU, Dr. Kamoru Omotosho, during his opening remark said the objectives of his administration was to improve on the existing administrative structure and ensure the sustainability of the Ummah to make the beautiful religion of Islam lead by example.
He thanked members of the ummah as well as Muslims generally for contributing to the developmental strides LEMU has witnessed over the years.
He said, “The BOT Chairman, Retired Vice Admiral Jubrila Ayinla made the chunk of the contribution at the first fundraising exercise. Funding projects in this Mosque is virtually in his DNA! Alhaji Razaq Adeola, the Chairman of the Special Project Committee and his members exceeded our expectations in raising funds to accelerate the speed of execution of the College Hostel project. Our Chief Imam and spiritual leader, Sheikh Ridwan Jamiu, who has been passionate in his vision for a world-class Arabic and Islamic Institute, has been ever consistent in his efforts to make it a reality.
Chairman of the Special Project Committee, Alhaji Razaq Adeola who harped on sustaining the project said he was confident that with a dedicated and committed governing council in place, and with the assistance of other members, the college will not only be sustainable, but will meet global standard.
He advised board members to know when to bring in experts to assist in sustaining the standards, adding that management especially finance is a field different from reading the Quran.
“We must realize that management, especially finance is a field, different from reading and interpreting the Qur’an. We must know when to bring in experts to assist us in applying sustainable models. We don’t want a situation whereby in the next 12 months, we’ll have to call some people to come to donate again. Let us run it like a proper school, let us know how to manage funds”, he noted.