Sheikh Dr Abakar Walar Modou, president of the League of Ulema of the Sahel was honoured last Saturday at a ceremony organized under the high patronage of CMT president Mahamat Idriss Deby. Abakar Walar Modou was elected president of the League of Ulemas, Preachers and Imams of Sahelian Countries after a general assembly held Monday (July 5th) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
He succeeds Professor Ahmed Mortada in this post, for a renewable period of three years. The league’s role is to fight extremism and counter any negative narratives .
At the end of the honourary ceremony held this Saturday, he gave his impressions: “My feelings are those of all Chadians. A feeling of pride, because through me it is all Chadians who are honoured. To be at the head of this institution which brings together eminent Islamic scholars from all these countries is a privilege that God has given us as a son of this country.”
Radio Ndarason will be our first partner
In addition to the fight against violent extremism, against hate speech and against injustice, through training, Sheikh Dr Abakar Walar Modou wishes to strengthen relations between the institution and Radio Ndarason. “Ndarason radio will be our first collaborator and first partner. Personally, I know this radio station, I have visited it several times. And I have also been fortunate enough to participate in many of their programmes. I know what this radio is capable of. So the radio will be, inchallah, our first partner. ”
Abakar Walar Modou has held important positions in Chad. He was Secretary General of King Faysal University in N’Djamena, Director of Holy Quran Affairs for the Chadian High Council for Islamic Affairs, and also Imam of the Great Mosque of N’Djamena. He is very involved in interreligious dialogue in Chad and Africa. He was the honourary president of the Youth Association for Interfaith Dialogue.
The League of Ulema, Preachers and Imams of Sahelian Countries was founded in 2013 in Algiers. It has within it representatives of Muslims from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Libya, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and Chad. Three countries hold observer status: Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Senegal.