Osogbo Gets Chief Imam
Sheik Musa Animashaun was installed yesterday as the 17th Chief Imam of Osogbo.
The ceremony was attended by Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the Asiwaju Musulumi in Yorubaland, Alhaji Tunde Badmus and other Muslim leaders.
The 78-year-old cleric succeeded Sheik Mustapha Ajisafe, who died on September 8.
Speaking at the ceremony also attended by members of the League of Imams and Alfas in the Southwest, the Chief Imam of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Oladosu, urged the federal, state and local governments to correct the imbalance against Muslims in appointments into public offices.
He called on all citizens to learn to live together in peace and harmony.
“We all hope today that as Muslims and Christians, we will work together for a United States of Nigeria, which has been the dream of our founding fathers.
“And since God did not create humans to belong to one religion, everybody must respect the beliefs of others.”
Badmus urged Muslims, Christians and traditionalists to work together for the nation’s development.