The Muslim Students’ Society, Fountain University, Osogbo has commended the State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for building remarkable legacies capable of creating an enabling environment for better economic drive of the state.
The group also applauded the governor for treading the paths of economic revolution which would in the long run, place the state as one of the best in the country.
The Muslim Students’ Society gave the commendation through its leader, Mr. Surakat Musbau, during a visit to the Governor in commemoration of its 2016 Annual Da’awah Week Programme titled “The 21st Century Muslims”.
Mr. Musbau who described Governor Aregbesola as a virtuous leader and a pride not only to the muslim community or the state of Osun but to the entire black race, said his impacts and roles on the need to effect positive change has liberated the state.
The Muslim Students’ leader who could not hide his feelings on the transformations and changes in infrastructure ubiquitously flooding around the state, however saluted the state’s policies on security which he described as one of the best in the socio-political history in the country.
He said the visit to the Governor was also premised on the anticipation of the students to identify with the present government most especially on its high sense of fairness, justice, honesty and commitment to the welfare of the people.
Mr. Musbau further attributed the achievements recorded by the current administration to the display of exemplary quality leadership by Governor Aregbesola.
He said the state through its social security consciousness had provided better hospitality to the residents, most importantly the students of tertiary institutions in the state who are of different regions and backgrounds.
The Muslim Students’ leader noted that the visit of the group was also to corroborate Mr. Governor’s concerted efforts towards the propagation of Islam in good light, as the first bonafide muslim Governor who has never compromised his faith to circumstances.
According to him, “We are here to demonstrate our high sense of appreciation to Mr. Governor for making us proud in all aspects of his policies since he became the Governor.
“It is our joy that we have a passionate Governor whose faith has never been compromised as this has reflected in his approach to good governance.
“The successes recorded so far by the current administration is a pointer to us that muslims are good and faithful leaders if given the chance to rule.
“Our stay in the state has been so peaceful and for this reason, there is need for us to salute the efforts of Mr. Governor”, he said.
On the theme of this year Daawah, Mr. Musbau said the title was chosen so as to reach out to muslims on the need to strengthen the propagation of Islam.
He called on the muslim faithful to emulate the sterling leadership qualities of Governor Aregbesola in whatever position they found themselves.
In his response, the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who described knowledge as the basis of existence called on muslims to attach more importance towards the acquisition of technological knowledge.
Aregbesola said Islam is a region that preaches knowledge acquisition, and thus urged the need to seek knowledge from cradle to grave.
Governor Aregbesola said one of the ways to liberate the country from the bondage of economic adversity that currently envelopes it is for all to double efforts in pursuing knowledge of Information and Communication Technology as the country is striving in seeking for better alternatives to revive the economy.
He called on the students to align their academic pursuits with the current trends of technological advancement, saying the only way to rescue the nation from its present economic situation was to invest more in scientific technologies and arts.
Governor Aregbesola who expressed delight over the level of comportment and decorum being exhibited by the muslim community in the state, said muslims must not relent to demonstrate the virtues of islam in all they do.
He said muslims as part of their characteristics must be of good example to others in both their actions and inactions, in order to retain the favourable impressions held on muslim faithful.
He said, “with the advent of technology, nothing is secret in the world. This shows that everyone must rise to the occasion and ensure adequate acquisition of knowledge in sciences, technologies and arts to move the nation forward.
“This is a period of combining both revealed and scientific knowledge to rescue the nation from the current economic situation as government is working round the clock to alternate the economy.
“We must also develop strategy, method and art of living as muslims to showcase to the world that Islam is a religion of peace that preaches unity, love and neighbourliness.
He therefore called on the muslims to emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammed whom he described as an enigmatic epitome of good character and virtues.