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Eid: Oloyede, MSSN felicitate with Muslims, ask Buhari to step up on security

The  Chief of the University of Ibadan, Professor Oloyede AbdulRahman has called on Muslims and non-Muslims alike to sacrifice for each other so as  to Iimprove the living condition of all in the country.

Professor Oloyede made the call today in his 'Eidul-fitr message during a chat with newsmen shortly after he led the congregation in two Raka'ah held at the University of Ibadan Mosque premises. 

Professor AbdulRahman said it is duty-bound on every citizen to rally round each other when the need arises as many Muslims do during the fasting period.

"My message to all irrespective of their religion is that, as we know during Ramadhan, we feed the poor, we are kind to each other and we give to those who need. We should continue the same thing after Ramadhan.", Professor Oloyede admonishes.

Speaking on security challenges in the country,  the UI Chief Imam was optimistic that Nigeria will get rid of the security threats it currently faces.

The Professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies said Nigerians should give the President an opportunity to act in accordance with his words on tackling security issues.

"In the area of security, it is non-negotiable and the President has spotted some grey areas which I believe he will address."

Also speaking, the National Ameer (President) of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Dr Taofeek Yeqeen called on President Muhamadu Buhari to give urgent and adequate to the issue of insecurity in Nigeria.

Dr Yeqeen said, changing the security chiefs is not the solution to the security issues in the country because it has been the routine which does not necessarily yield expected results.

"It is not about changing the security chiefs.  Rather, it is about performance. It is possible that the chiefs are changed but if the system does not  encourage performance, it will be an exercise in futility.

"We call on the President, and the security agencies to, in the interest of all, sit up and address the  security challenges ranging from kidnapping, cyber crime, ritual killings and others"

The Muslim Students' leader called on President Muhamadu Buhari to track the performance of the security chiefs in order to evaluate and assess them in order to know what next to do to arrest the security challenges.

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