The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) has scheduled a book launch in honour of its pioneer Executive Secretary, Prof. Dawud Olatokunbo Shittu Noibi (OBE) in Ibadan.
In a statement by the Chairman Planning Committee, Prof. Muibi Opeloye stated that the formal book presentation slated for Saturday November 26, 2022, will “serve as a send-forth for the revered Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies.”
According to the statement, the occasion is slated to hold at Conference and Event Centre, University of Ibadan, Muslim Community from 11am.
The event will be chaired by Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, President of MUSWEN, Opeloye said.
He added that the book, which has contributions from scholars around the world, will be reviewed by Prof. Shaykh Luqman Jimoh, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) Kwara State University, Malete while Alhaji Sa’eed Alao, Managing Director, Blue Prints Technologies, will present the book to the public.
The Professor of Comparative Religion added that a complementary book of tributes entitled: “Professor Noibi, an icon in the eyes of the people” will also be presented.
It is expected that some Muslim personalities and groups across Nigeria
will grace the occasion.
Professor Noibi, a decorated Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), by the late Queen Elizabeth II of England, pioneered the formation as Executive Secretary of MUSWEN for more than 10 years.