Gov. Makinde Donates 18-Seater Bus To Ibadan Central Mosque
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has donated an eighteen seater bus to Ibadan Central Mosque.
While donating the bus at the Central Mosque, Oja-Oba, Governor Makinde emphasized that promotion of religious harmony remained his watchword.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Islamic Affairs , Alhaji Abdul-Rasheed Abdul-Azeez said the decision to donate the vehicle was in line with his campaign promises to provide enabling environment for the indigenes and residents of Oyo State, irrespective of religion and ethnicity.
He said the new vehicle would go a long way in helping to promote the propagation of Islam in the state.
While presenting the bus to the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheik Abdul-Ganiyy AbuBakr Agbotomokekere, the governor’s representative said Engr Makinde was appreciative of the prayers of the Muslim community in the State.
He noted that the Chief Imam and the Alfas have a big role to play in ensuring that peace continues to reign in the State.
“Oyo State Government needs the consistent support of religious leaders to ensure peace, harmonious living and development”.
“In an environment where there is no unity there cannot be peace. Religious leaders must continue to preach peace and harmonious co-existence in their sermons”.
Responding, Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheik Abdul-Ganiyy AbuBakr Agbotomokekere appreciated the governor for always having the interest of the people at heart .
The Imam also prayed for the success of the present administration in the State.
PR/ Ridwan Fasasi.