Governor Abiola Ajimobi has asked religious group in Oyo State to sustain peaceful coexistence and tolerance for one another currently existing among them.
The governor made the appeal at the 1440 Hijrah grand rally organised by the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), Oyo State chapter.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Community Relations, Alhaji Mursiq Siyanbade, at the ceremony held last Tuesday at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan,in commemoration of a new Islamic year, the governor said his administration would continue to be fair to all religions and give each its rights.
He commended the Muslim community in the state for being law-abiding and civil in the demand for its rights.
In his address, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Dawud Akinola, commended Governor Ajimobi for adding glamour to the celebration of Hijirah by declaring Muharram 1 a public holiday.
Alhaji Akinola also applauded NACOMYO in Oyo State on its choice of the theme for the event, “Equity, Justice and Fairness: Essentials of Stable Polity, Muslim on Call,” describing it as apposite as the nations gears up for the 2019 general election.