Ahmadiyya Movement thanks Tribune with award

The chairman on the occasion and member of the Senate representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Rilwan Akanbi (left), presenting a plaque to a staff member of the Nigerian Tribune, Alhaji Nurudeen Alimi, for the conferment of a merit award on the newspaper by the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Nigeria, Ibadan Mission, at a ceremony held to commemorate the 100 years of the Movement in Nigeria, in Ibadan, last weekend. PHOTO: D’TOYIN.

THE Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Nigeria (AMIIN), Ibadan Mission, has honoured the Nigerian Tribune with an award in appreciation of the newspaper’s contributions to its cause and Islam in general.

Presenting the award on behalf of AMIIN at a programme, in Ibadan, to celebrate 100 years of the Movement in Nigeria, the senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rilwan Akanbi, who was a special guest at the event, commended the Nigerian Tribune for what he called the newspaper’s unbiased presentation of news on religion.

“I must commend the owners and the management team of the Nigerian Tribune. To the best of my knowledge, ever since the inception of the company about 70 years ago, the Nigerian Tribune has been known for balanced, wide coverage of religious activities be it Islam or Christianity.

“For the benefit of those who do not know, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the founder of the Nigerian Tribune established the Hajj Board in the South-West region. I must also state here categorically that Baba Awolowo, in his lifetime, never discriminated when it comes to religion. Therefore, once again, I want to commend the Nigerian Tribune for their support for the Ahmadiyya Movement.”

Responding, Alhaji Nurudeen Alimi, who received the award on behalf of the Nigerian Tribune, thanked the Ahmadiyya Movement for recognising and appreciating the contributions of the newspaper to the development of the body.

“On behalf of the owners, management team and entire members of the African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, publishers of the Tribune titles, I thank you for this award.

“We use this opportunity to assure the Ahmadiyya Movement of our unalloyed support. Once again, we say a very big thank you,” Alhaji Alimi said.