As Ramadan approaches, Islamic organizations, prominent Islamic scholars, mosques, and many philanthropists in Islam would have by now booked for 30-day slot of at leat 30 minutes each on radio and television.
Let us assume that a slot of 30 minutes on a radio station is 15,000 naira, that shows that 450,000 naira will be paid by a body for the whole Ramadan (just a token change, mtcheeew).
Okay! Let us assume that 30 organizations or eminent scholars paid this for the month of Ramadan, that is 13,500,000 naira (Hey!!!).
Sincerely, such amount is not too much for Da’wah. In fact, scholars delivering lectures on media in every Ramadan are over 100 in each State. This shows that Muslims are enriching media house with the pure intention of propagating Islam.
Without mincing words, this is a good act and I believe that Allah will reward them abundantly.
However, there is a call for concern on how these scholars used to deliver lectures in Ramadan. Some will record their lectures in an amateur way, some will reward their lectures bearing in mind the presentation of the sweetness of their voices, some, will use 20 minutes to greet those who sponsored them, and 5 minutes to greet the station where they are holding the records.
In a nutshell, the 30 minutes of each 30 days are often used in an unproductive way.
On this, The Links Communications has taken the pain to organize a workshop for organizations and scholars in Oyo environs on how to maximise the opportunities in the media.
For the effectiveness of this, a seasoned journalist with years of experience, Alhaji Abdul Razak AbdusSalaam Awayewaserere popularly known as Abu Umar Al-Faruq has been called on as a resource person for the workshop. Abu Umar is moon that needs no introduction. He is the Director, Public Affairs of Voice of Nigeria (VON).
He is an author of different books and he has been known for his Islamic activism since his childhood.
The maiden workshop of The Links Communications will hold on April 28 2019 at The Muslim Congress Da’wah Centre, Bamigbose Street, Owode, Oyo by 10am. The media organization hereby calls on general public to grace the occasion.