South West Muslims are advised by an Islamic cleric not to support the Yoruba nation’s agitation

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Professor Daud Olatokunbo Shittu Noibi, a former executive secretary of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), has cautioned Muslims in the region against supporting the demand for the actualization of the Yoruba nation.

Noibi, who retired from the University of Ibadan’s Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, made this revelation on Saturday at a send-forth and book presentation in his honor hosted by MUSWEN in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Barrister Bayo Lawal, the Registrar of JAMB, Professor Isiaq Oloyede, the President of MUSWEN, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, the Executive Secretary of MUSWEN, Professor Muslih Yahya, the Director of MURIC, Professor Isiaq Akintola, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, and the Chief Imam of UI, Professor Abdulrahman Ol

Alhaji Sa’eed Alao, the book presenter, Dr. Sola Adeduntan, the GMD of First Bank, Alhaji Saheed Aweda, and Professor Afis Oladosu, the dean of the faculty of arts at the University of Ibadan are a few others.

The actualization of the Yoruba nation has been demanded by some organizations and people, including Professor Banji Akintoye and Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, according to 460play.

However, Noibi, who served as the first Executive Secretary of MUSWEN, has cautioned Muslims in the South West region against taking part in anything related to the formation of the Yoruba nation.

He claimed that the region’s Muslims face a significant dilemma as a result of the agitators’ agenda, so none of them should support the agitation.

Because the agitation would not foster the unity and oneness that Nigerians have been longing for, he advised them not to participate in it.

He argued that this is contrary to the Qur’anic teachings because ethnic warlords want people to be bound only by their own ethnic sentiments and view believers of other ethnic backgrounds as enemies.

“South West Muslims, don’t join the agitation for the Yoruba people,” Noibi commanded.

“I have been promoting Muslim unity across the nation for a very long time with unwavering dedication. I received insults. I have, however, since received recompense.

Nothing ought to be done to slow or halt the development of that unity. At this juncture, I should draw attention to the special danger posed for us, the Muslims of the South West, by the agitation for the creation of Oodua or Yoruba nation out of Nigeria.

“Besides, the evil consequences of a breakup of the country, the agenda of the agitators poses a big dilemma for the Muslims of the South West. Allah commands the Islamic brotherhood to unite us Muslims regardless of our ancestry.

“On the other hand, ethnic warlords want us to be bound only by ethnic sentiments and take fellow believers of other ethnic extractions for enemies”.

Speaking at the time, Oladejo counseled Muslims to actively take part in the elections in 2023.

He said, “The Muslims should participate actively in the election. Obtaining PVCs is not sufficient; we must participate in the electoral process.

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