Hajia Tamramat Mosun Belo-Olusoga, the immediate past Pro-Chancellor Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) has donated an ultra modern Mosque to the Muslim Community.
The mosque was commissioned on Friday and named Sujood Mosque.
The new mosque situated at the Main Campus, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, was singlehandedly built by the Muslim philanthropist.
The beautiful edifice was commissioned by the National Missioner of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad, and saw in attendance dignitaries from within and outside the university community.
Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria, MUSWEN President, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo and other top officials and members of the organisation, including Vice President, Alhaji Rafiu Ebiti; Alhaji Wale Sonaike, Alhaji Zikrullah Alimi, Alhaji Kamal Akintunde, Lekan Bello, among others graced the historic event.
In his welcome address, the Chairman, Olabisi Onabanjo University Muslim Community, Professor Mikail Lasun Gbadamosi, who doubled as the chief host, expressed his heartfelt joy for having a befitting edifice as house of worship.
He equally thanked the donor, Hajia Belo-Olusoga, and Emeritus Professor Kamaldeen Balogun, Major-General S. A Awosanya Rtd, Alhaji Safiriyu Araba, Late Oba Sanusi, Barrister Rahman Ajia, Alhaji Tele Ogunjobi, World Assembly of Muslim Youths, WAMY, and a host of others for their prominent roles in envisioning and developing an Islamic Centre for the university.
“Indeed, today is a day of joy and honour for me and the university community for the uncommon privilege to have this very befitting edifice as a house of worship. The name, As-Sujood signifies prostration to Allah. The turning of the sod on July 30th, 2021 was like yesterday.
The donor, Hajia Tamramat Mosun Belo-Olusoga, the immediate past Pro-Chancellor fulfilled her promise within the specific time proposed for the project. This is one of the many giant strides recorded during her tenure. I want to immensely thank our VC, Professor Ganiyu O. Olatunde for facilitating the project”, he concluded.
However, the Vice Chancellor solicited for actualisation of the following projects; construction of administrative block and hostels for Muslim students, provision of buses for the activities of the Muslim Community and MSSN, OOU branch, and construction of befitting mosques for Ayetoro and Ijagun campuses.