Scholars from all walks of life would converge University of Ibadan ( UI ) from Monday Nov. 20 to Thursday Nov. 23 to brainstorm on Muslim Unity and the quest for National Integration.
A statement by one of the conveners of the conference, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, said the conference was being facilitated by the Islamic Welfare Foundation (IWF) in collaboration with the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan.
Dubbed: 2017 Conference On Islam in Nigeria (COIN) the event has as its theme: “Muslim Unity and Quest for National Integration’’.
Egbewole said the formal opening ceremony of the conference would hold on Nov. 21 at the Arts Theatre, University of Ibadan ( UI ), with the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu and Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, in attendance.
He said keynote addresses would be given by Prof. Muibi Opeloye of Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ) Ile-Ife, on “the National Integration Discourse in Nigeria: Wither the Muslim Ummah?” and Prof. Isaac Albert of University of Ibadan on “Religion and Consensus Building in Nigeria’’.
Egbewole said four other lead papers from Prof. Afis Oladosu and Dr Folake Tasita of University of Ibadan, Prof Lakin Akintola, Lagos State University and Prof. Musa Aibinu of Federal University of Technology ( FUTH ), Minna, would be presented.
He also said that more than 100 Abstracts had been received from other stakeholders both within and outside the country on issues relating to the theme.
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