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Salako-Oyedele enjoins Muslims to participate in politics

By Shakirah Adunola
08 February 2022   |   3:37 am
Ogun State Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has urged Muslim faithful to actively involve in the political affairs of the country rather than remaining passive and blaming politicians for the country’s policies.

Ogun State Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has urged Muslim faithful to actively involve in the political affairs of the country rather than remaining passive and blaming politicians for the country’s policies.

She said it was wrong for Muslims to sit on the fence to criticise and lament about the situation in the country when they could be active participants in the political affairs of the country.

The deputy governor gave the charge yesterday, during the inaugural launch of Magodo Phase II Muslim Association in Lagos State.
Salako-Oyedele urged the association to lift people out of poverty by investing more in education.

She said: “I want the association to take people out of poverty and not just feeding them once a week. If you feed somebody once a week, what will they do for the remaining six days of the week? Do they just go to other associations and beg for food?

“We have to standardise Islamiyah so that Muslim children can have good Islamic education, while we also make sure they get the best Western education.”

Chairman of the association, Alhaji Isiaq Olayinka Sanni, urged the association to embark on important programmes and projects that would have a lasting and meaningful impact on the Muslim community in Lagos State beyond perimeter of Magodo Phase II.