Remember the citizens for you to walk freely in society – Islamic cleric tells politicians

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An Islamic cleric, Professor Abdulrahman Oloyede, has enjoined Nigerian politicians to remember the citizens in their dealings so that they can walk freely in society.

Oloyede, who is the Chief Imam of the University of Ibadan, gave this advice while delivering his Eld-Fitri festival sermon shortly after he led the Muslim congregation to observe the two Rakah obligatory prayers on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Newspot reports that the Eid prayer was attended by a former governor of the state, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja; Senator Teslim Folarin, former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli; and other notable Muslims in the state.


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Muslims across the globe celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri festival which signifies the end of the one-month Ramadan fast on Monday.

Oloyede, while delivering his sermon, advised the political class to shun all evil deeds, the way they shunned them during Ramadan.

The cleric, who lamented the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), insisted that politicians should remember the masses so that they can be able to walk freely in the midst of the citizens.

The Professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Ibadan explained that it is worrisome that those in government could not find solutions to the ongoing ASUU strike which started over three months ago.

Oloyede said, “The political class, you should remember the citizens for you to walk freely.

“Lecturers have been on strike for over three months and no one is talking. That shows that our country is not well. That shows that our country is not well.

“As we approach the 2023 elections, you should remember the citizens. If you don’t remember them, you will not be able to walk freely.

“This Eld Fitri is the one that precedes the elections, we appeal to the politicians to shun the evil deeds the way they shunned them during Ramadan. We want you to tow the path of good.

“The citizens should be prayerful, you should not look for qualities. It has failed us. We should pray to God to give us good leaders”.

Remember the citizens for you to walk freely in society – Islamic cleric tells politicians

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