An Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Worry (MURIC) has accused the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, of marketing the State to Christians.
The organisation alleged that appointments made through the governor into the State’s commissions and forums on Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 have been closely tilted in opposition to Christians.
MURIC made the declare in a commentary made to be had DAILY POST on Thursday, signed through the Director of the human rights affiliation, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
The commentary reads, “The hot appointments into commissions and forums in Ogun State go away a bitter style within the mouth. The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, merely took Muslims residing below him to the cleaners. An research of the appointments confirms our worst fears about maximum Christian rulers within the South West. They’re there to persecute Muslims, give overall political and financial energy to Christians and impoverish the Muslims.
“How else are we able to describe Dapo Abiodun’s appointments of Thursday 23rd July, 2020? How can Dapo Abiodun provide an explanation for an all-Christian club of the state’s Civil Carrier Fee, Instructing Carrier Fee (TESCOM) and the Agro Services and products Company? The governor has merely renamed the ones commissions Christian Services and products Fee even supposing he’s but to formally announce it.
“He gave Muslims 40% of the club of the state’s Housing Company, 33.3% within the Well being Control Board and 40% within the Bulk Buying Board. It is just within the Native Govt Fee that Muslims have 60%. In all, Muslims have 11 (11) out of a complete of forty-three (43) appointments.
“Additional research and deeper screening finds the governor’s actual time table of marketing the state to Christians. He plans to make use of the 100% Christian club of the Civil Carrier Fee to make sure that all long run employment into the civil carrier is for Christian candidates best.
“Additionally, no unmarried Muslim was once appointed into the Instructing Carrier (TESCOM) for 2 major causes. At first, as a way to make use of Christians best as lecturers into Ogun State public colleges. Secondly, to perpetuate the age-long persecution of Muslim scholars and convey them below undue affect of Christian lecturers cum evangelists. This will likely facilitate the ‘forceful’ conversion of Muslim scholars to Christianity. It’s similarly noteworthy that each Particular Advisers to the Governor on Number one/Secondary Training and Tertiary Training are Christians.
“Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has been grossly unfair to Muslims below him. He isn’t a simply ruler. Excellent governance isn’t in his vocabulary. He has robbed Muslims of the state of the dividends of democracy. That is in a state the place Muslims are the bulk.
“That is the mentality of the typical Yoruba Christian in energy but we declare there may be non secular tolerance in Yorubaland. From Ekiti to Ondo, Oyo and now Ogun, their mentality is identical. The common Yoruba Christian ruler has just one dogma, specifically, ‘Edge out the Muslims! They don’t exist!’ Simplest Lagos has given reputation to Muslims below the present Christian governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu.
“Oduduwa Republic will likely be hell on earth for Yoruba Muslims if it ever materializes. Even with out the phantom Oduduwa Republic, Muslims are being tossed round, persecuted, oppressed and marginalized. They scatter us like wild oats. Afenifere sees not anything fallacious with the denial of Allah-given elementary human rights of Muslims in Oduduwaland.
“The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) is taking part in each little bit of it despite the fact that it shouts to prime heaven about persecution of Christians on the nationwide degree. We marvel what took place to the main of he who involves fairness coming with blank fingers. Ideologues of ‘No non secular intolerance in Yorubaland’ glance the opposite direction. Who will get up for Yoruba Muslims?
“MURIC reminds Governor Abiodun of the provisions of Segment 14(4) of the 1999 Charter of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which stipulates that ‘The composition of the Govt of the Federation, a State, an area executive council, or any of the companies of such Govt or council, and the habits of the affairs of the Govt or council or such companies will be performed in such means as to recognise the range of the folk inside of its space of authority and the want to advertise a way of belonging and loyalty amongst all of the folks of the Federation’.
“Now, can the governor truthfully and sincerely inform the entire international that he has identified the ‘range of the folk’ (Christians and Muslims) inside of his space of authority? Can he inform the nice folks of Ogun State that he has promoted a way of belonging specifically some of the Muslims?
“Lopsided appointments akin to this throw up the controversy on non secular politics. Already, the Muslims of Ogun State are expressing feel sorry about for vote casting for a non-Muslim candidate. Why are Yoruba Muslims being handled like this? Should the Muslims show off their numerical energy all through elections through giving a block vote to a Muslim candidate earlier than their majority standing is given due reputation? Are we attending to that degree?
“The marginalization of Muslims through Christian rulers within the area would possibly inadvertently be goading Muslims to do their worst. The 2 major political events have additionally been unfair to Muslims. The adaptation between them is like the adaptation between six and part dozen so far as their remedy of Muslims in Yorubaland is anxious. The governor of Oyo State and his Ogun counterpart are from other political events but either one of them marginalize Muslims. This isn’t unexpected as a result of they’ve Christianity in commonplace.
“For the avoidance of doubt, MURIC stands for non violent coexistence between Christians and Muslims. We imagine in management through eligibility. Let probably the most certified, examined and depended on particular person lead without reference to his religion. However the chief should give equivalent alternative to either side with out worry or favour. A Muslim governor should now not marginaliae his Christian topics and so vice versa. That is our stand. Fact, equivalent rights and justice are our mandate. We confirm that justice is the soul of peace. No person who denies one shall benefit from the different. It’s herbal regulation.
“We due to this fact name on Governor Dapo Abiodun to do a reconsider. He should seek his judgment of right and wrong and spot if he has been truthful to Ogun State Muslims. There’s nonetheless time to retrace his steps. He should be governor of each Christians and Muslims, now not governor of Christian hobby and affairs best.”