The Nasrul-Lahil-il-Fath Society (NASFAT) of Nigeria says it has launched the ‘Missioners in Agric initiative’ to empower clerics in the Islamic mission.
Inaugurating the programme on Wednesday in Lagos, NASFAT Chief Missioner, Morufu Onike Abdulazeez, said that the mission would drive the initiative through its newly-registered Green Migration Agric Cooperative.
According to him, Green Migration is entering into land leasing agreement with a CBN approved anchor borrower company to execute the project.
The NASFAT chief missioner said that a large expanse of land had been ploughed ready for cultivation in Ogun State.
He said that the programme was borne out of the desire to ensure that all Nasfat missioners lived decent lives and took advantage of any government policy of empowering the citizenry.
“Imams and missioners go to the same market, send children to schools and have other financial obligations to discharge too like non- clerics of the society.
“Therefore they need to be empowered in order to bring out the best in them and to turn them away from turning themselves to beggars and engaging in untowards activities,” he said.
Onike said that another empowerment initiative for Nasfat missioners tagged, Missioners in Busineess Initiative, would be formally launched by Allah’s Grace before the end of the year.
He added that a missioner in business would apply religious ethics of fairness and sincerity in carrying out his or her business engagements.
According to Onike, some of the Prophets of the Past were involved in one trade or another, NASFAT, therefore, has role models in these prophets of islam
The President of Nasfat, Alhaji Kami Bolarinwa, said that the society would seek Allah’s blessings on the iniatiatives. (NAN)
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