Governor Adeleke Preaches Fear of Allah as Muslim Students Society Hails Him For His Support
The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has preached fear of Allah and advocated judicious use of available resources as a way of reshaping the past for the future in our society.
This admonition was delivered by the governor at a symposium organised by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN B-ZONE) on Saturday, 16th September, 2023, in Osogbo.
Speaking, the governor, who was represented at the event by his Special Adviser on Legal Matters, Hon. Hashim Abioye, congratulated the leadership of the Muslim body on the successful hosting of the symposium themed: Reshaping the Past for the Future.
He noted that the programme was a platform for the entire citizenry, especially those in leadership positions to reflect on the past, use it as a yardstick to assess the present so as to reshape the future for the betterment of our society at large.
“I congratulate the leadership of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN B-ZONE) for successfully hosting this symposium. I am particularly elated that this discussion did not leave out Christian leaders from Catholic, Anglican and other Christian denominations. Apart from fostering religious harmony, I am convinced that the lesson we have learnt from the papers presented by the guest lecturers and the discussants today would reshape our thoughts rightfully and enable us to observe the teachings of Allah on judicious use of available resources,” the governor said.
Quoting references from the Glorious Qur’an, the Governor noted that “Prudent use of resources has been the guiding principle of our administration since we came on board, particularly in the area of delivering dividends of democracy to all, irrespective of political, social and religious affiliations.
“Looking at our past, we are a people who pride in peaceful co-existence, and our administration will continue to harp on this cherished tradition in our quest to provide effective governance and equitable distribution of resources to all so as to develop key areas of the State’s economy.”
Papers were presented at the event by Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau (former Governor of Kano State and former Minister of Education) and Professor Abdul Azeez Olaniyan from Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Also at the event was Oba AbdulAzeez Olatunbosun, The Akire of Ikire-Ile Kingdom, in the Ola-Oluwa Local Government area of the State, as well as notable Islamic clerics.
Earlier in his address, the Zonal Amir of the MSSN B-Zone, Barrister Qosim Odedeji, eulogised Governor Adeleke and his cabinet members for the unprecedented support the body received from the government towards the successful hosting of the symposium, acknowledging that “MSSN had received support from various administrations in the past in Osun State, but the support received from the present administration is the best so far.”
He therefore prayed for the success of the administration of Governor Adeleke and asked Allah to reward him bountifully.
Mallam Olawale Rasheed
Spokesperson to Governor Adeleke.