OYO HOUSING CORPORATION RAMADAN LECTURE: Islamic Cleric Cautions Secessionists, Calls For Togetherness - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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An Islamic cleric, Alhaji Muheebudeen Ismaeel has cautioned those beating the drums of self determination in Nigeria to bury their thoughts.

Alhaji Ismaeel who gave the warning in Ibadan while delivering this year’s Ramadan lecture organized by the Muslim Community of the Oyo State Housing Corporation said Nigeria was better together.

He noted that the myriad of problems confronting Nigeria could be resolved without disintegration or Balkanization of the country.

The cleric, who is also a lecturer at the Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo, buttressed his position with happenings in Sudan whose situation had worsened with the Balkanization.

According to him, rather than going their separate ways, all ethnic nationalities in Nigeria should come together and iron out their differences in order to strengthen the country’s unity.

Also speaking on the topic: “Islamic Solution to the Problem of Insecurity and Tribalism in Nigeria“, a Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Professor Tunde Malik remarked that were Muslims in Nigeria to be alive to their responsibilities, the situation in the country would be better.

He explained that the holy Quran and indeed Islam has proffered solutions to all the problems confronting the nation.

According to him, Muslims are expected to enjoin what is good and forbid what is bad, by so doing, Nigeria’s problem of insecurity would be over.

In a statement signed by the Director of Information and Public Relations, Oyo State Housing Corporation, Barrister Kunle Sanni, the Chairman of the Corporation, Barrister Bayo Lawal urged Muslims to reflect on the words of almighty Allah as contained in the holy Quran.

Barrister Lawal said the holy book should be their guide in the discharge of their responsibilities.

He called for a renewed dedication of staff of the Oyo State Housing Corporation to strengthen the corporation and restore its lost glory.

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