Ramadan Iftar: Aare Musulumi Of Yorubaland, Olubadan, Preach Unity, Say Nigeria Will Overcome Present Challenges
By Henry Odeh
The Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland Edo and Delta, His Eminence Alhaji Daud Makanjuola Akinola alongside the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Soliu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso I, have enjoined Nigerians not to lose hope on the country noting that the current challenges bedeveling Nigeria will soon be over.
Aare Musulumi accompanied by an elaborate members of the Aare-in-council, while being guest of the Monarch at an Iftar (breaking of Ramadan fasting) on Saturday May 8th at the Monarch’s Villa in Ibadan, commended the Olubadan of Ibadanland for being a rallying figure to all regardless of religion, tradition or ethnicity.
He specifically commended the Olubadan and Olubadan-in-council for the peaceful atmosphere in Ibadan and prayed for good health and long life for the revered monarch.
He however, counselled all Muslim Ummah to continue to imbibe the virtues of Ramadan season even after the fasting period, urging Muslims to always be of good conducts and also be their brothers keepers regardless of religion or ethnicity.
Aare Musulumi who noted that the current situation in Nigeria is surmountable maintained that Nigerians should not lose hope as every nations of the world have their own trying times which were eventually surmounted.
In his remarks, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Soliu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso I, thanked Aare and his council members for honouring his invitation to the Iftar noting that Aare Musulumi has made immeasurable contributions to humanity which according to the monarch dates back to when he was yet to become the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland.
The Olubadan therefore, prayed for enduring peace, love, growth, and greater development of Oyo state and Nigeria at large urging Nigerians not to lose hope on the country.
Among the entourage of the Aare Musulumi to the Olubadan’s palace are Dr Kola Hammed, Sheikh Muhiydeen Najimdeen, Sheikh Khalefah Akilapa, Dr Ibrahim Adebolu, Alhaji Azeez Salaam, Alhaji Muneer Ogundipe, and Alhaji Rasheed Azeez.
Others are Khalefah Dauda Oluwakemi, Alhaji Kunle Iba, Mogaji Abass Oloko, Mogaji Ademola Oladosu, Alhaji Azeez Iyan, Mr Akin Abolade, Alhaji Kamoru Ademosu, and Alhaji Safiu Olalere.