I. Cabinet Meetings: The cabinet held its monthly meetings on every first Sunday of the Gregorian calendar at the Unit Secretariat and other designated venues. In the period under review, eight (8) editions were held with an average attendance of fourteen (14) brothers and six (6) sisters.
II. Executive Council Meetings: The meeting that was held once in two months includes the Amir, Secretary and Amirah of Area Councils, Central Branches and Higher Institutions. It was held four (4) times in the period under review. It had average attendance of one hundred and ten (110) brothers and eighty (80) sisters.
B.USRAH: The Unit Usrah serves as a weekly rallying point for the working class, secondary schools, higher institutions as well as artisans in and around the state. The programme which holds every Thursday at Zumratul Islamiyyah Central Mosque, Yaba featured Adhkar, Hifz, spiritual and enlightening lectures and issues around the world. It had average attendance of seventy-two (72) brothers and seventy (70) sisters. Furthermore, seven (7) editions of Sisters separate Usrah were held with an average attendance of seventy (70). However, it is imperative to say at this juncture that effort is in top gear to situate another Usrah centre at Lagos State Secretariat Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja.
C. UMAHAAT FORUM
This is a monthly forum premeditated to enlighten married sisters on the various aspects of conjugal life. It holds at Orile Oshodi Central Mosque, Oshodi. In the period under review, seven (7) editions were held with an average attendance of fifty five (55) sisters.
5.2 ANNUAL EVENTS
A. POST IVC SEMINAR
The programme designed to evaluate the December 2010 IVC with a view to putting subsequent editions in fine mettle was held on the 16th Rabiul Akhir 1432AH (20th March, 2011) at the University of Lagos Mosque with forty (40) brothers and thirty (30) sisters in attendance.
B. ISLAMIC VACATION COURSE (APRIL)
The camping programme is billed to convey Muslim Youths and impart in them moral, spiritual and academic knowledge. The 91st edition was held on territorial Zone bases, vis-à-vis Agege, Ikorodu, Mainland, Mushin and Ojo Zones. It took place between 16th and 19th Jumadal Ula, 1432AH (21st and 24th April 2011). A total of seven hundred and ninety-five (795) brothers and one thousand, two hundred and thirteen (1213) sisters attended the programme. The theme was “Reforming the Society”.
The Higher Institution Convention of Muslim Students designed to bring all higher institution members together to discuss issues of common interest took place on the 25th Jumadal Akhirah,1432AH (28th May, 2011) at the University of Lagos Mosque. The programme which was themed ‘’The new Agenda” was discussed by Mallam Isa Olaleye. The event was attended by fifty-two (52) brothers and sixty-four (64) sisters.
D. YOUTH CONFERENCE
The programme is organised at Area Council levels for Nursery, Primary and Secondary School students to felicitate and mark the occasion of Children’s Day nationally fixed for May 27. This year’s edition was laudable as usual and was widely attended by members and dignitaries.
E. LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME
This year’s edition of the annual LTP took place on the 1st Sha’ban 1432AH (2nd July, 2011) at Shomolu Central Mosque, Shomolu, Lagos. The theme was ‘’Strategic Leadership in a Challenging World’’. The lecture titled ‘’Leadership beyond giving an Order’’ was delivered by Mr Luqman AbdulRaheem while Engr. Idris MuhammadAwwal discussed the theme. It was attended by one hundred and thirty-three (133) brothers and fifty-four (54) sisters.
F. MSS WEEK
The programme which is usually held at Area Councils is meant to create awareness of Islam in the community and embark on communal relationship in the society. The year edition took place on the 7th to 15th Sha’ban 1432AH (8th to 16th July, 2011). It featured lectures, humanitarian and courtesy visit, competitions, sports, health talks, and a host of others.
G. SISTERS’ SEMINAR
The event focuses on issues affecting Muslim Sisters. This year’s edition was held on 8th, 15th and 16th Sha’ban, 1432AH. (9th, 16th and 17th July, 2011) with the theme: “A New Dawn”. The programme was held across the state and attracted five thousand, three hundred and six (5,306) sisters.
H. ISLAM/SCIENCE QUIZ COMPETITION
The programme that is aimed at celebrating the field of science was organized for secondary school and higher institution students. The grand finale came off on the 22nd Sha’ban 1432AH (23rd July, 2011) at the Main Auditorium, University of Lagos. The theme which was ‘’The Impact of Science Education in Nation Building” was addressed by Dr Ishaq Ogunwade, Assistant Director, Lagos State University External Campus, Ikoyi. The programme also featured Key note addresses, Lectures, Presentation of prizes, etc. Ultimately, Ojo, Shomolu and Oshodi Area Councils came first, second and third respectively in the O-level category. In the A-level category which was introduced for the first time, University of Lagos came first; Lagos State Polytechnic came second and Lagos State University came third. Cash, material and book prizes were awarded to the outstanding competitors while consolation prizes and certificate of participation were presented to all the competitors. It was attended by five hundred and sixty-five (565) participants.
I. UMMAHAAT DAY
The event addresses pertinent marital issues that affect the women wing. This year’s edition was held on the 23rd Sha’ban, 1432AH (24th July, 2011). The theme was “Womanhood: A Stage of Question” and was discussed by Hajia Rashidah Odejayi. The event took place at Nawair-ud-deen Central Mosque, Adewale Crescent, Oshodi. A total of three hundred and five (305) delegates attended the Programme.
J. RAMADHAN VISITATION
This provides the Society with the opportunity to reach out to its patrons and well wishers. The cabinet visited some patrons and well wishers of the Society in the blessed month. Dignitaries visited include Alhaja Muinat Shopeyin-Akande (Business Tycoon), Alhaja Sekinat Yusuf (Former Commissioner for Education, Lagos State), Hon. Jide Jimoh (Executive Chairman, Yaba Local Council Development Area), Alhaji Modupe AbdulKareeem Kadri (Finance Manager, MTN, Nigeria) and Barrister Adetola Kassim (SAN).
K. HTC WORKERS’ SEMINAR
The event is meant to bring all camp officials together and assess the level of preparedness for the year HTC. It took place on the 6th Shawwal, 1432AH (3rd September, 2011) at University of Lagos Central Mosque. In attendance were forty-five (45) brothers and thirty (30) sisters.
L. HOLIDAY TRAINING COURSE (HTC)
The 1432AH (9th) edition was held at Homat Comprehensive College, Igbogbo, Ikorodu (Female/TFL) and Homat Pivotal College, Owutu, Ikorodu (Male) from 12th to 16th Shawwal, 1432AH (9th to 13th September, 2011). The Theme was “Returning to Greatness” and it recorded one hundred and seventy-five (175) brothers and three hundred and ninety-one (391) sisters in attendance.
M. SISTERS ENLIGHTENMENT PROGRAMME (SEP)
The programme is staged to expose sisters to global issues. This year’s edition was held on 27th Shawwal, 1432AH (25th September, 2011) at Arts Theatre, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. The programme which was themed “My Life, My Career” was addressed by Hajia Mufliah Oyewusi, Lecturer, Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos. Five hundred and sixty sisters (560) were in attendance.
N. EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS’ SEMINAR
The programme is aimed at congregating all members of the Society who are public school teachers with a view to channeling a new course of action for muslim students. The maiden edition of this programme took place at the Multi-Purpose hall, Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) on the 4th DhulQa’dah, 1432AH (2nd October, 2011). The theme was “Ascending the Ladder”. It featured lectures titled ‘’You and the Civil Service’’ and ‘’Your Inclusion in the Civil Service, Wither the Impact?’’ delivered by Mr Olaniyan, R. O. (Deputy Director of Education, District VI, Lagos State Ministry of Education) and Mr Muhibudeen, A. A. (Principal Assist. Education Officer, District IV, Lagos State Ministry of Education) respectively and a workshop on ‘’Coping with the Challenges in our Schools’’ moderated by Mr Ogunmuyiwa Sulaimon (Chief Education and Quality Assurance Evaluator, District VI, Lagos State Ministry of Education). The event was witnessed by sixty-two (62) brothers and sixty-two (62) sisters.
O. ANNUAL SISTERS CONFERENCE
This is an avenue for the sisters’ circle to give account of stewardship. It was held on the 17th DhulHijjah, 1432AH (12th November, 2011) at the Ansar-ud-Deen Central Mosque, Okota, Isolo. The theme was ‘’Witnesses unto Mankind.’’. The event which witnessed appointment of new Unit sisters’ executive cabinet members was attended by two hundred and seven (207) sisters. The lecturer was Hajia Fatimah Mustafa.
P. HIJRAH AWARENESS PROGRAMME
The aim of this programme is to relish the migration of the Prophet from Makkah to Madinah and also to create awareness about the Hijrah calendar. The programme took place at various Area Councils within the state on the 2nd Muharram, 1433AH (27th November, 2011).