…advocates proper monitoring for Nigeria’s land border closure
rontline Islamic organization, Dawah Front of Nigeria, has lined up 30 Professors and over 100 Doctorate (PhD) degree holders for its Agricultural intervention scheme.
National coordinator of the organization, Abideen Ladeji, who revealed this during a press conference at the end of 2019 Daura Islamic Training Program in Sokoto village, Abeokuta, lauded the Federal Government for its border closure, noting, however, that this effort could only transform the economy if it is properly monitored.
The Group trained over 1,500 delegates on healthy living, entrepreneurship, peaceful co-existence at 2019 Daura and Ladeji stated that its development plan is to deploy over 30 professors and hundreds of doctorate degree holders in Agriculture related field for the Agric intervention program.
Addressing the conference with the Secretary, Board of Trustees (BoT), Hadj Qazim Alabi; Deputy National coordinator, Hadj Muslihudeen Abdul Gafar; Past National Secretary, Hadj Abdur Rafiu Adeniji; and the immediate past National Secretary, Hadj Abdur Rasak Adedayo, Ladeji said; “On our development plan, at every stage of our development, we review our activities. We have a short term development plan, we have the medium plan and we have the long term plan.
“The long term plan on our program is that we want our presence in almost all major mosques in Nigeria. We want to have regular programmes everywhere. And on our project, we want to have our schools; primary, secondary, specialized institutions like schools of nursing, colleges of technology and even a University in the next 20 years. It is a gradual process and we are working on that.”
He continued; “And on economic empowerment, we want to be referred to as an organization that controls an arm of the economy. Presently, we are working on the agricultural part of it. Because Dawah Front, for your information, has the largest number of Professors and Doctorate Degree holders in Agriculture in the South-West here. I know in Agriculture we have not less than 30 Professors and we have hundreds of doctorate degree holders.”
The scholars, he said, are “scattered all over but they are coming home gradually. We want to look into an area where we want to intervene in the economy. We want to pick an aspect of agriculture for intervention.”
Corroborating Ladeji’s view, the deputy National coordinator, Abdul Gafar, said; “All of us come here to learn, to re-learn as well as to practice. A lot of Professors are here staying with us in the camp.