One of the leading Islamic organisations in Nigeria, Jama’at Ta’awunil Muslimeen, has lauded the achievements of the Rauf Aregbesola-led administration of six years in Osun State.
Ta’awun’s Founder and National President, Sheik Daood Molasan, said at the organisation’s annual conference held in Iwo that the Aregbesola administration had demonstrated good faith with the people and added meaning to governance.
The Islamic cleric, who described education as a veritable tool to success, commended the state government for being determined to develop education.
He said the state had done much giving a new face to education sector, saying this “has really helped to develop basic and high education.”
“We are not politicians but we appreciate all that Governor Aregbesola has been doing to liberate our state and develop our economy.
“Osun government has done so much in education and other sectors as its impacts in all these can never be left unrecognised,” he stated.
He also called on financially endowed Muslims to spend their wealth for the propagation of Islam, saying “man is created by God majorly to serve Him with all his endowments.”
Sheik Molasan said the purpose of the conference was to guide Muslims to the path of righteousness, warn them against forbidden acts as commanded by Allah and His messengers.
Governor Aregbesola who was represented at the event by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salam, described knowledge as a quintessential mechanism to survival.
He said, “It is high time for everyone to seek and pay whatever price to enhance the acquisition of western knowledge.”
The Governor who titled his speech, “Towards an Inclusive Good Yoruba and Good Muslim,” however enjoined religious leaders on the need to dwell more on scientific knowledge, which according to him had redefined the world.
According to him, it was only those with sophisticated religious and western knowledge combined that would seamlessly scale through the worldly emerging circumstances.