Islamic Group, MURIC Attacks Oyo Governor, Makinde For Naming Rebuilt Mosque After Self

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has slammed Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State.

MURIC said that Seyi Makinde has no moral right to rename the rebuilt Adogba Central Mosque, which his administration demolished in 2020, after himself.

The MURIC Executive Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Saturday.

The group warned Makinde to remove his name from the mosque before next Saturday’s Governorship election.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to the name of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, which has been conspicuously printed on the newly rebuilt Adogba

Central Mosque, Iwo Road, Ibadan. It’s an insult to the corporate dignity of the Muslim community of Oyo State, in particular, and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria.

“Makinde has no moral right to name the mosque after himself because it was a replacement of the original mosque, which was demolished by him.

“MURIC advised the governor to effect the change before the gubernatorial election on Saturday to avoid a protest vote. It doesn’t belong to him. It’s an attempt to rewrite history.”

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JUST IN: Fire razes Ibadan’s spare parts market, destroying goods worth millions of naira.

Fire reportedly destroyed goods worth millions of naira at the Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, Oyo State’s capital.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 2 am on Saturday, January 14, 2023, as a result of the burning of refuse.

Oyo State Fire Service General Manager, Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka confirmed the development saying about 45 shops were affected.

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He went on to say that the command’s men were able to put out the fire around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Akinyinka said; “Our men are at Araromi Market Agodi Gate since 2:30 a.m. where they are putting off the fire caused by indiscriminate refuse burning.

“The fire was suppressed at 5:00 a.m. Cooling down operation is ongoing to suppress reignition. On my way for on the spot assessment.

“I cannot say specifically the number of shops now, you know it is an emergency. It started in the night. About 45 shops”.

The incident is coming a few weeks after a tanker lost control and burst into flames in Ibadan.