An Ilorin-based Islamic cleric, retired Justice Salihu Olohuntoyin Mohammed, has praised Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for ensuring peace and tranquility in Kwara state.
Mohammed, a one-time Grand Khadi of Kwara state Shariah Court of Appeal, said the prevailing peace in Ilorin, the state capital, was as a result of the deliberate decision of the governor not to indulge or harbour political thugs.
Mohammed, who said this during the 2022 Ramadan lecture organized by the Ibagun Progressive Union (IPU)in Okelele area of Ilorin, also expressed delight that ‘activities of political thugs are no longer visible in the state.
“Today, our people, including the very important personalities are moving freely in Ilorin metropolitan areas without fear of being harassed by thugs.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has shown good example by not indulging or harbouring political thugs as was the practice in the past’ the retired jurist added.
Earlier, the chairman of IPU, Alhaji Kuranga Omomeji Morogun, had said that the Ramadan lecture was organized to bring members of Ibagun/ Okelele community together irrespective of political affiliation.
He restated the commitment of the union to the progress and development of Ibagun/Okelele community.
The event was attended by Governor Abdulrazaq’s Special Adviser on Strategy, Alhaji Saadu Salahu, a community leader and university don, Dr Mohammed Ghali Alaaya, the Alangua of Ibagun, Malam Sakariyau Ilufemiloye, eminent sons and daughters of the community, Imams and Alfas