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Ajimobi sues for peace as Muslims raise N1.5bn Islamic centre

Ridwan Kolawole, Ibadan

Oyo State Governor Senayor Abiola Ajimobi has
called on Nigerians irrespective of their religion to live in peace
with one another so that meaningful development could take place in the

Abiola, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government
(SSG), Alhaji Ismail Ali, said this on Sunday during a N1.5 billion
fund raising ceremony for the construction of an International Islamic
centre for Oyo State Muslim Community (MUSCOYS).

The governor called on the people of Oyo State to support the effort
of the government especially in the area of security which contributed
to the peace been enjoyed in the state.

Abiola, however, called on well-meaning Muslims to contribute toward
the construction of the building, saying their contribution would add to 
the progress of Islam and as well reduce unemployment among Muslims.

In his contribution, Chairman of MUSCOYS, Alhaji Kunle Sanni,
appreciated the governor for donating the land to the Muslims in the

Sanni called on Muslims to spend in the cause of Allah so as to have
abundant reward in this world and in the hereafter.

``It is what we spend for Allah that we would meet when we are no more.

``It is sad that people spend a lot of money unnecessarily on wedding,
burial and birthdays but when it comes to Islam they pretend they
don’t have money.

``I pity these people,’’ MUSCOYS chairman said.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, called on Muslims to be
united, and live peacefully with people of other religion without

Abubakar,who was represented by Prof. Daud Noibi, Executive Secretary
of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) said anything spent in
the cause of Allah would never be in vain as they would be rewarded in

 Dignitaries at the occasion are Asiwaju Adini of Ibadanland, Alhaji
Mutiu Oladejo, Alhaji Lateef Oyelade, Prof. Kamil Oloso,
representative of various Islamic organizations, Royal fathers,
reluhiius leadrleaders among others.

The centre when completed, would provide not less than 250 jobs for

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