‘I will be guided by the Holy Qur’an’

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji has assured the people of Ibadan land that he will fear Allah and be guided by the principles contained in the glorious Quran.

The monarch told the visiting Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS) led by Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni in his Popoyemoja residence that as a Muslim, he believes that al-Quran is greater than him.

Appreciating the gift of a copy of glorious Quran presented to him by MUSCOYS, he said “I personally cherish this unique gift of the words of Allah given to me.

“I know that I am a king but this book of Allah is greater than me and I assure you that I will govern with the tenets contained therein,’’ he said.

Oba Adetunji said that though he is ruling over everybody, he knows that the glorious Quran contains verses that enjoin fairness, justice and equity, and these, he said would be the hallmark of his governance.

He urged the Muslim community not to relent in praying for him for a successful and developmental tenure.
The monarch equally tasked the Muslim community not to be far away from him and his council as the palace belongs to everybody who meant well for the peace and development of Ibadan land.

Earlier, the chairman of the Community, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni congratulated the monarch for ascending to the throne of his forefathers.
Sanni, who quoted various portions of the Quran, said it was by Allah’s will that Oba Saliu Adetunji became king at the time he was crowned and there was nothing any mortal could do about that.

He implored the Olubadan to rule by the fear of Allah by being fair and just to all concerned as ruled by some of his predecessors.
The Islamic leader assured the Olubadan that the Muslim Community would work with him in realizing the noble goals he has for the Ibadan land.

A special prayer session was led by Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulganiy for the monarch, his family and entire Ibadan land for peaceful transformation of the city during his reign while Alhaji Mursiq Siyanbade, MUSCOYS secretary, presented a copy of the Quran to Oba Adetunji.

In attendance at the courtesy visit were Alhaja Sekinah Adekola, Iya Adinni Musulumi of Yoruba land; members of Federation of Muslim Women in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Muslim Youth groups and representatives of Muslim Communities in Oyo state.



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