About

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) was founded in Lagos, Nigeria on 18 th April, 1954, in response to the yearnings of Muslim students for a platform to discuss and find solutions to their common problems and challenges, especially in the face of hostile colonial and evangelical environment then prevalent in the country. The organisation has continued to adapt and respond to the changing challenges and needs of its members and the Nigeria Muslim community in general. More information can be found here.

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) was founded in Lagos, Nigeria on 18 th April, 1954, in response to the yearnings of Muslim students for a platform to discuss and find solutions to their common problems and challenges, especially in the face of hostile colonial and evangelical environment then prevalent in the country. The organisation has continued to adapt and respond to the changing challenges and needs of its members and the Nigeria Muslim community in general.

The founders and initiators were then students in notable secondary schools in Lagos. MSSN has since grown in leaps and bounds to be the largest organisation (religious or otherwise) in West Africa with millions as members. Membership is drawn from nearly all primary and post primary institutions in Nigeria where it has branches. Central branches are also created to accommodate those who have left schools but are still desirous of remaining within the fold of MSSN.

The contributions of MSSN to national development are enormous and these include serving as a potent tool of national unity and cohesion. Apart from its membership that cuts across all the geographical and ethnic barriers, MSSN is promoting national integration and building bridges through its programmes and activities that emphasize the brotherhood of Islam, in particular, and mankind in general. Furthermore, the society has continued to produce generation of outstanding leaders in all spheres of national life (Education, the Professions, Entrepreneurship, Public Service, etc) whilst defining and encouraging adherence to certain minimum standards of national ethos. The society has remained a pressure good working for the advancement of the interests of Muslims and Islam. Indeed, past members of MSSN occupy leadership of virtually all leading Islamic organisations in Nigeria.

MSSN achievements transcend the boundaries of Nigeria. It played leading roles in the formation of international students organisations such as International Islamic Federation of Students Organisations ( IIFSO) based in Saudi Arabia, the International Institute of Islamic Thought ( IIIT) with headquarters in United States of America and served as inspiration to the formation of others in different parts of the world, including Muslim Students’ Association ( MSA) of Canada and America. The society is affiliated to many local and international organisations whose aims and objectives are in consonance with its.

Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) and its constitution are registered with appropriate organs of the government of the federation of Nigeria