Muslims in Oyo state will on Sunday Feb. 16, converge at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan to discuss challenges facing the community and proffer solution to it.
A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Assistant Public Relations Officer, Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS), said the forum was an avenue for the Muslims to come together as one.
Tagged “Oyo State Muslim Unity Day’’, Balogun said the gathering is first of its kind in the state and will be addressed by Chief Imam of Ilesha land, Muhammad Idris Bakare, who is expected to speak on the theme “Brotherhood in Islam’’.
Expected at the gathering were all religious associations, Islamic schools, Islamic societies, spiritual leaders and Muslim Communities across the state as well as government functionaries.
Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state is expected as the Special Guest of Honour while Hon. Monsurat Sunmonu, Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, will be the Mother of the Day, just as AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao, Deputy-President General, Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) is the Chief host.
MUSCOYS chairman, Is-haq Sanni said top on the agenda would be incomparable basis of Muslims unity and other challenges facing the community.
Sanni said there would be lectures from invited Islamic scholars on how to strengthen the community and reduce poverty to the barest minimum using the instrumentality of Zakah.
He said over 20,000 delegates are being expected to grace the maiden edition of the Unity day across the 33 local governments in the state.