Dr. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, the Hon Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs has been honoured with year 2017 Amir Hajj by the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter. The award was presented to him during MMPN annual conference held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Multi Purpose Hall of Alausa Secretariat Mosque, Lagos.
Presenting the award to Dr AbdulLateef, the Chairman of the Conference, Professor Lai Olurode, the Chairman of UNILAG Muslim Community, said it was a honour well deserved by the commissioner for superintending a hitch free, highly spiritually rewarding and very successful Hajj operation in 2017.Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef
Professor Olurode thanked His Excellency Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode who provided all the support and facilities that made it possible for Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef to achieve this outstanding feat.
Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef while delivering the opening Remarks and Goodwill Message on behalf of His Excellency Governor Ambode, thanked media practitioners for their fantastic partnership of projecting and documenting Ambode’s achievements, charged them to give prominence to achievements recorded as they occurred, rather than waiting only for the big bang exploit.
He informed the gathering that through many of his innovative, multi-facets and integrated projects (highways, railways, stadium, park, hotel in one location) scattered across the State, such as in Oshodi, Agege and Badagry axis, Ambode’s administration is on course in his strive for greater Lagos that will work for all.
While expressing Ambode’s determination to continue his policy of participatory governance, he said the media and other segments of Lagos population must continue to support the governor to protect his good legacies.
He enjoined Muslim journalists to have adequate knowledge of Islam and Quranic injunctions, passion and determination to publish correct analytical reports on the issues affecting Islam and Muslims. “No one can do it for you; no one can do it better than you.”