Wilson Ometan

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Feb 19, 2021
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It is true what Franklin D. Roosevelt said. Because when you see how the present Government of Muhammadu Buhari is misapproprpriating positions of the government of the people of Nigeria to the Northern parts of the country, the killings, the kidnappings, rapes, the destruction of towns and farms etc. you will no doubt realise that this document holds the key to the conspiracy to remove us from our country or put us in perpetual slavery.

WHEN YOU FINISH READING THE DOCUMENT BELOW, YOU WILL REALISE THAT WE IN THE SOUTH OF NIGERIA ARE SLEEPING. DESPITE THAT THIS DOCUMENT WAS DISTRIBUTED TO THEM DURING THE TIME OF THE CONFERENCE, NONE OF OUR SO-CALLED LEADERS DID ANYTHING TO STOP THIS TREASON. OUR TREASURY WAS EVEN LOOTED TO DOLE OUT US$21 BILLION TO AN ORGANISATION THAT IS READY TO DISENFRANCHISE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH.

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ISLAM IN AFRICA CONFERENCE: COMMUNIQUE. (28/11/1989)

(JOINTLY ISSUED BY THE ISLAMIC COUNCIL, LONDON; THE ORGANISATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE, OIC, AND THE NEWLY FOUNDED ISLAM IN AFRICA ORGANISATION, IAO).

FURTHER DETERMINED to evolve a permanent Islamic body which has firm roots in and is securely anchored to the long-standing ideals and values of Islam, designed to articulate the hopes and aspirations of Muslims in Africa and coordinate Islamic work variously undertaken by Muslim Committees and organisations and to initiate projects which would assist in improving the lives of Muslims on the continent and the Muslim world as a whole; we the delegates assembled here at ABUJA, this 1st day of Jumada al Awal, 1410 (28/11/89), DO HEREBY RESOLVE:

To call on Muslims throughout Africa to unite as an important part of the Ummah which is blessed with the guidance and mercy brought by the messenger of Allah, Muhammad (PBUH).

To urge Muslims, who have been separated by the imposed geo-political barriers of artificial boundaries drawn up by imperialists to serve colonial and anti-Islamic interests, to cooperate with their brethren throughout the Muslim world with a view to reinstating a strong and united Ummah which which is determined to fulfil the commands of Allah, the Almighty.

To call upon the Ulama to close their ranks and thereby facilitate unity among the Ummah and to urge them to unite and strive to remove all barriers between them and the general Muslim populace especially the youth.

To call on Muslims to review the syllabi in the various educational institutions with a view to bringing them into conformity with Islamic ideals, goals and Principles and to serve the needs of their community.

To urge Muslims to pay special attention to the education of women at all levels.

To encourage the teaching of Arabic language which is the language of the Quran as well as the lingua franca of the continent and to strive for the restoration of the use of Arabic script in vernacular.

The Conference salutes and highly commends the efforts which the Muslim youth are making in the service of Islam and pledges its full support for them in this worthwhile endeavour.

To urge Muslims to establish strong economic ties between African Islamic countries and other parts of the Muslim world in order to facilitate mutual assistance and cooperation in commerce, industry and finance with a view to evolving a sound economic system based on Islamic principles.

The conference notes the yearnings of Muslims everywhere on the continent who have been deprived of their rights to be governed by the Sharia and urges them to intensify efforts in the struggle to re-instate the application of the Sharia.

The conference notes that modalities for the establishment of the African Muslim Media Practitioners Association in Nigeria, has been set in motion. It appreciates this noble move and urges Muslims in the media organisations to offer it all the support it needs to succeed.

To form a permanent body to be known as Islam in Africa Organisation under the trusteeship of representatives to be selected from among the participating countries; to perform, among other functions, the state activities and seek to attain the goals and objectives as provided for- [ming?, word missing here] the annexure to this communiqué.

The Conference unanimously expresses its gratitude and appreciation:- to the government of peoples of Nigeria for the interest shown in the Conference and in particular, extends its thanks to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida for the stimulating inaugural address which he sent the conference and was delivered by General Sani Abacha, the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria;

To the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the Islamic Affairs and the Islamic Council, London and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, OIC for sponsoring and organising the Conference;

To the planning Committee and other officers of the Conference for all the efforts expended to ensure the success of the conference;

To Scholars and other distinguished personalities who have presented papers and chaired sessions during the conference and to all those who have either erected stands at or otherwise helped in making the exhibition a huge success.

INSPIRED by the Unity of Allah, the Creator and Lord of the Universe; MOTIVATED by the Qur’anic declaration, Verily, this year (Islamic) Ummah is one..”, and DETERMIND to comply with Allah’s directive contained in the Qur’anic aya “And held fast to the rope of Allah, and do not break up into factions”, the PARTICIPANTS at the Islam in Africa Conference on this First day of Jumada all Awwal, 1420 A.H., (28/11/89) RESOLVE to found the Islam in Africa Organisation (IAO) with the following as its objectives; viz:

Undertake vigorous human resource development programmes.

To serve as a mouthpiece for the articulation of issues of common concern to Muslims in Africa and the Muslim world generally.

Commission experts to write the history of Islam in Africa and of Muslims and their institutions from authentic Islamic view-point and to retrieve literary works and artefacts pertaining to this.

To establish Islamic tertiary and vocational centres which are designed to train Da’ Wah workers who will be trained to acquire trades and skills which will equip them to be self employed and productive.

To ensure the continuity of the noble work initiated at this Conference.

To cooperate with other national or international Islamic organisations for the attainment of its stated objectives.

To promote unity, spiritually and materially, among Muslims all over the world, particularly in Africa;

To promote peace, harmony and general human development and strive to remove all forms of discrimination;

To support, enhance and coordinate Da’wah work all over Africa and propagate the knowledge of Islam throughout the continent;

To encourage research efforts on Islamic matters and publicize the research findings;

To undertake and encourage the translation into various African languages of Islamic works, their publication and distribution;

To support the establishment and application of the Sharia to all Muslims;

To encourage vigorous participation of Muslims Youths in all spheres of its activities and to ensure that women are accorded their due rights and roles in society in accordance with the Sharia;

To ensure the appointment of only muslims into strategic national and international posts of member nations.

To eradicate in all its forms and ramifications all non-muslim religions in member nations (uch religions shall include Christianity, Ahmadiya and other tribal modes of worship unacceptable to Muslims).

To ensure that only Muslims are elected to all political posts of member nations;

To ensure the declaration of Nigeria (the 24th African and 46th World member of the OIC) a federal Islamic Sultanate at a convenient date anytime from 28th March, 1990, with the Sultan of Sokoto enthroned the Sultan and Supreme Sovereign of Nigeria;

To ensure the ultimate replacement of all western forms of legal and judicial systems with the Sharia in all member nations before the next Islam in Africa Conference.

To organise an Islam in Africa Conference regularly as well as seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops and colloquium.

Towards the attainment of these ends; therefore, a Steering Committee, with membership drawn from the following countries as well as the Islamic Council, London and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, OIC, has been set up, viz:

1. Nigeria, 2. Niger, 3. The Gambia, 4.Mouritania

5. Senegal, 6. Libya, 7. Tanzania. 8. Sudan, 9. Tunisia

The permanent Headquarters of the Islam in Africa Organisation, IAO, shall be in Abuja, Nigeria. The Steering Committee Committee has been assigned the special task of the details establishing the IAO in Nigeria, including structures and constitution within six (6) months. The Conference decided that the Steering Committee should also work out detailed plans for transforming a national political party in each member nation into a National political party in each member nation into a National Islamic Party, and that, the National Republic Convention, NRC of Nigeria should be made to serve this purpose in Nigeria as the only recognised National Islamic Party of Nigeria. These political parties so approved shall be the only ones to produce leading government (executive and legislative) functionaries. The NRC of Nigeria and other parties shall have their names changed to reflect Islamic nature of their purpose.

The Conference further agreed and decided that the IAO should for the time being, operate from the facilities of the Islamic Council, London, and not from that of the OIC (that has become too controversial in Nigeria).

The joint Conference finally ratified the admission of Nigeria as a full member of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, OIC, and thanked the government and people of Nigeria for having generously donated US$21 billion to the Islamic Development Fund of the OIC, and sincerely requested the Federal Government of Nigeria to implement all policies and programmes of the OIC to show the whole world that Nigeria is truly an Islamic Nation.

ISLAMIC COUNCIL LONDON.