Ajimobi urges tolerance
By fatimah Abdul
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has called on Nigerians to embrace peace and tolerance. He spoke yesterday at Ramadan Lecture organised by the Muslim Association of Nigeria Oyo State branch in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. While admitting that leaders are sometimes prone to making mistakes, Ajimobi said the power to be in a leadership position resides with God, calling on those involved in governance to respect the will of the electorate and ensure peace to reign in the society. He said: “Governance is a process while government is the institution. God ordains leaders and not man. Many people struggle to be there, but they still fail while those who do not struggle get there. That is the work of God. But the important thing is to make life meaningful for the people and embrace peace. In Oyo State, peace is our top cardinal point and since this government came to power, peace has reigned in the state. After many years of agitation, we also approve the use of hijab in our secondary schools. Those in position of authority should fear God,” said the governor. National president of the organisation,Alhaji Sulaiman Yusuf, said the forum became necessary because the organisation deemed it necessary to contribute to the development of the nation, adding that the theme for this year was appropriate because of the nation’s struggle to establish good governance. The guest speaker and Chief Imam of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Taofeek Abdul-Hameed, urged government at all levels to strengthen the capacity of all those who play important roles in anti-corruption programmes and enforce stipulated punishment for all corrupt practices.