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Islamic group slams Gov Makinde for allegedly ‘converting Bodija praying ground to recreation centre’

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Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has alleged that the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde could have started a scientific, well-rehearsed and gradual elimination of Islamic landmarks within the State.

They acknowledged this following reported earmarking of Muslim ‘Id praying floor located at Bodija, Ibadan, for the development of a recreation centre by the State authorities.

MURIC desires Governor Makinde to make clear his authorities’s stand on the matter in an announcement signed by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made obtainable to reporters on Saturday.

The group vsaid it was apprehensive in regards to the information that the Governor had allotted Bodija ‘Id praying floor for the development of a recreation centre.

Whereas alleging that the Makinde authorities had not too long ago marked a mosque within the state for demolition, the group mentioned the governor ought to observe that faith is a really delicate factor and that any concern that will set off controversy is best left untouched.

MURIC slammed Makinde for making an attempt to transform a spot of worship “the place Muslims name on Allah to a recreation centre the place enjoyable seekers manifest all types of lewd, obscene and vulgar profanities sounds extra like mocking Islam. It was not way back {that a} mosque in Iwo Street was marked for demolition by the identical administration.”

They mentioned that by marking mosques for demolition and seizing praying floor belonging to Muslims, the governor is telling Muslims on the whole that they’re insignificant.

“Governor Makinde ought to mark our phrases, Bodija Muslim praying gound has develop into sacred land and changing it to any worldly use is sacriledgious. We are saying this with all seriousness,” MURIC mentioned.

They mentioned the Governor’s alleged actions in opposition to Muslims amounted to difficult his creator by seizing the very property on which His Title known as.

“As well as, it’s our hope that we aren’t witnessing a scientific, well-rehearsed and gradual elimination of Islamic landmarks in Oyo State,” the group mentioned.

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