Just In: Aare Musulumi Of Yorubaland, South West Muslim Leaders, Rally Support For One Nigeria


By Henry


Muslims in Southern Nigeria have expressed their support for the indivisibility of the Nigerian Nation stressing that there is strength in Nigeria’s religious and cultural diversity, sunrisebulletin.com reports.

Aare Musulumi of Yoruba Land, Edo and Delta State, Alhaji Dahud Makanjuola Akinola made this disclosure in Ibadan while playing host to the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State command, CP Joe Nnwachukwu.


Showering encomium on the gallantry and efforts of the officers and men of the state command of the Nigeria Police, Aare Akinola commented the organisation for swift response to arrest of Akinyele serial killer and the recent arrest of bandits in the old Oyo National Park says volume about the gallantry of the officers of the state command of the police force.

The religious leader assured the command of his readiness to partner the state command of the Nigeria Police towards ensuring a lasting peace, unity and security of the state and South Western Nigeria in general.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the chairman Oyo State Civil Service Commission who also doubled as the secretary Aare Musulumi-in-council, Alhaji Kamorudeen Aderibigbe, commended the efforts of Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, in the area of security stressing that Governor Makinde only recently presented hundreds of security patrol vehicles to the state command of the police force adding that Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland has also been complementing the state government by making provisions and donations to various security organizations in the state and has been doing this carrying other faiths along for peace and security of the state.

In her remark, the chairperson, Federation of Muslim Women Organizations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Dr. B.B. Oloso expressed the delight of women and mothers over police efforts in stemming the serial killing at Akinyele.

She however urged the State Command of the Police to urgently fight the scourge of drug peddling in the state to save the future of the generations yet unborn.

Responding, the state commissioner of police, CP Joe Nnwachukwu, expressed his appreciation for the warm reception that he has enjoyed from the religious leaders since assumption of office as the Oyo state commissioner of police.

He explained that he had instructed officers of the Oyo state command and had also challenged them to perform their duties professionally and respect for human rights and rule of law which has been evident in the achievements recorded on the Akinyele serial killing and the subsequent arrest of bandits in Oke Ogun forest.

He however, challenged residents in the state to volunteer intelligence to help police fight criminals and criminality in the state.

Other religious leaders and dignitaries present at the occasion were Prof. K.K. Oloso, Alhaji Kamorudeen Aderibigbe Chairman Civil Service Commission, Babaloja of Oyo State, Alhaji Y.K. Abass, Chairperson FOMWAN Oyo State Dr. Bisi Oloso, Vice chairman Pilgrim Welfare Board Muslim Wing, Dr Adebolu.

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