Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said his administration would continue to be fair and equitable to all religious beliefs in the state.
The Governor, who was speaking at the grand rally to mark the Islamic New Year, Hijrah1444 AH, organized by the National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO), Oyo State Chapter, held at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (formerly Liberty Stadium Ibadan), called on Muslim clerics to continue to pray for the success of his administration.
Makinde who was represented at the event by his deputy, Barr. AbdulRoheem Adebayo Lawal, explained that the state has maintained religious balance, adding that out of 17 members of the Oyo State Executive Council, nine were Muslims while the remaining eight were Christians.
Dwelling on the newly constructed bus station, the governor explained that the government will soon evacuate merchants selling alcohol from Ojoo bus stations.
He then announced the donation of 2.5 million naira to support the National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO), Oyo State Chapter.
“You also raised concerns about roadside liquor sales near Ojoo bus station. I don’t think we need to discuss the matter yet.
“From now on, I can assure you that as a government, we will ensure that all these people are returned. And I know that no one will say that our action is based on religious feeling. For the sanity of our society, we must not allow drunks to drive our vehicles, thereby influencing passengers as well. So, we have to clean them in time.”