Nigerian Muslims in the Ajegunle area of Lagos have been provided with an ultra-modern mosque worth 200 million naira for the promotion of Islamic knowledge.
The Mosque building was sponsored by the Chairman of one of the foremost Hajj operators in Nigeria, Al Hujjaj International Tour and Travels, Alhaji Abdul Jeleel Animashaun in memory of his late mother, Alhaja Nimotallah Animashaun.
The mosque built as Zadakatul Jariah ‘Ceaseless Charity’ was commissioned by the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and his Ogun state counterpart Alhaja Naimot Salako Oyedele, with the support of notable ummahs in the Southwest of the country.
The two-storey mosque has the capacity to accommodate more than 200 worshippers.
Speaking at the inauguration of the mosque Alhaji Abdul Jeleel Animashaun said: “This is the fourth mosque built purely for the service of Allah. Two in Lekki, one in Surulere and now we are here again in Ajegunle in memory of my late mother, Alhaja Nimatallahi Animashaun. We will continue to do our best in the service of Almighty Allah and we pray Allah to accept it as an act of ibadah, Amin,” he said.
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Hamzat, while delivering his speech, congratulated the Muslim ummah for having another magnificent place of worship in the heart of Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos.
He also said that the mosque complex which also houses Darul Falah Arabic and Islamic Studies would not only help to engage the young Muslims in acquiring knowledge of the Quran but would also assist in reducing the crime rate in the society.
The Deputy President-General (South), Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Abdul Razak Oladejo remarked that the mosque is a hub for spiritual and social activities, bringing together Muslims from different backgrounds in the worship of Allah.
He called on the Imam of the mosque Sheikh Musa Agboola to use the masjid to foster the unity of Muslims in the area.
Alhaji Oladejo who is also the President of Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria, MUSWEN, said: “Mosques are not individual venture. Anyone who built a mosque did it for Allah’s sake and for the use of the Ummah.”