Somolu Council Boss 'Dullar' Hosts Muslim Community (Details)



_...commend clerics for preaching and promoting love, peace_
_...shares Ramadan package_

Muslim clerics from over over 200 mosques in both Somolu and Bariga under the aegis of Somolu Muslim Community throng in large number with their flowing ceremonial 'agbada' and befitting turban or cap to fill the Banquet Hall of Somolu Muslim Community to honour the executive invite of the LG boss, Dullar.

The Executive Chairman of Somolu Local Government, Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu, had floated the first edition of his Ramadan Lecture to host the Somolu Muslim Community.

The Chief Imam of Somolu Central Mosque, Chief Imam AbdulRafee Afolabi Adanijo, who is the pinnacle head of the Somolu Muslim Community led hundreds of Muslims to the well prepared banquet hall, from the Central Mosque where the daily Ramadan Tafsir was held.

The lecturer, Chief Imam Shamsideen Ajibola Adanijo of Adanijo Central Mosque in Pedro, did justice to the given topic, 'The Involvement of Government in Religious Activities'. In his lecture, the vast Islamic Scholar, urged the Local Government to never relent on their activities in giving back to the community. He pleaded with the LG Chairman to avoid distractions and political advisers that will create enemies for his government. He made case for the elderly people who receives monthly welfare package. "The elderly people loves you and they keep praying for you on the monthly welfare package, don't stop it", the Pedro born Scholar said.

The beautiful looking religious mothers generally known as 'Iya Alasatu', sitting well organised mostly in their 60s upward were all modestly dressed Islamically to suit the event.

In his address, a Somolu born cleric from Somolu Central Mosque, Alhaji AbdulKabir Mustopha Elewukumasi, while addressing the LG Chairman who refuse to be on the high table but insisted in sitting among the audience, Elewukumasi said he admires the LG Chairman's approach to youth and religious relates activities.

The Chief Mufasir of Somolu Muslim Community, Sheikh Mustapha Babatunde Balogun, who also double as the Imam of Oloro Mosque around Olaleye market and founder of the popular Al-Amanat Islamic Academy, led the special prayer for the Executive Chairman, the Local Government and the aides of the Executive Chairman to excel, succeed and prosper in their endeavours.

The Executive Chairman, Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu, in his response and remarks, said he really appreciate the scholars for their admonition and observations as a good spiritually inclined fathers who will always speak the truth. He also added that he won't relent in following their advises as always. Everyone present at the event got a Ramadan package for honouring the invitation. He also prayed and praised the attendees for honouring his invitation, despite the short notice. "Our government is all inclusive and we promise to keep making you proud to the benefit of Somolu people", Dullar said.

Oseni Owolabi _Ajimomuya_
Chief Press Secretary,
Somolu Local Government.
May 24, 2019.

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