His Excellency Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), chaired on Sunday 08 Jumada II 1444H corresponding to 01 January 2023G, the twenty-seventh monthly periodic meeting for the employees of the Academy, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Academy in Jeddah.
His Excellency started the meeting by welcoming the attendees, congratulating everyone on the new Gregorian year and expressing his hope that it will be a year full of achievements and successes for the Academy, similar to the previous one. On this occasion, he expressed his thanks and appreciation to all employees of the Academy’s General Secretariat for their appreciated efforts during the past year, which contributed significantly to enabling the Academy to achieve many of its programs and projects.
His Excellency then spoke about the major milestones that await the Academy during the current year, foremost of which is the convening of the twenty-fifth Session organized by the General Secretariat of the Academy, for the first time in its history, as the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) were the ones that hosted the Sessions and took care of everything. Accordingly, His Excellency called on everyone to exert maximum efforts and to cooperate and continuously coordinate between departments and divisions in order to ensure the success of the Session.
Then the meeting discussed the items of the decisions issued by the previous meeting, and several new decisions were issued, the most important of which are:
- Instructing the Department of finance and administration to organize a full-day retreat for all employees outside the headquarters of the General Secretariat, provided that it is entirely devoted to reviewing and discussing the five-year strategic plan.
- Launching the monthly lectures in person series under the Forum of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, starting from the first week of March right after the Session.
- instructing the Department of finance and administration to compensate additional working hours done by employees during the past year through official holidays instead of financial compensation.