Ajimobi urges religious leaders to partner government on security, good governance

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Ibadan – Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Sunday called on religious leaders to collaborate with the government‎ in the task of ensuring peace and security in the state.

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Ajimobi said this at the turbanning of Alhaji Abdul-lateef Oyelade as the Babasale Musulumi of Ibadanland.

Ajimobi, who was represented by a former Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Ali, urged religious leaders to show exemplary leadership.

“As a religious leader you must live an exemplary life and it is very imperative to ‎be a shining example to others,’’ he said.

The governor also advisef religious leaders irrespective of their faith to support his administration’s efforts to move the state forward.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

Sustaining peace, Ajimobi said, was one of the cardinal duties of his administration and appealed to religious organisations to support government.

The Chief Imam of Ibadan, Alhaji Abdul-Ganiyu Agbotomokekere, described Oyelade, as a silent philanthropist who had touched the lives of people.

‎He said that Oyelade being a practical and practicing Muslim was honoured with the title because of his integrity.

Sen. Soji Akanbi, representing Oyo Central, said the position of Babasale Musulumi was significant.

Akanbi ‎explained that the position was not a honorary title but traditional.

“Anybody who attains the position must possess leadership qualities and must be tolerant and accessible ‎and I believe that Alhaji Oyelade has these qualities,’’ he said.

Oyelade, thanked Muslims in the state and pledged to ‎continue to advance Islam.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyelade is also the Patron, Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN). (NAN)

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