Meet Three Men Nigerian Muslims Are Proud Of
It has become a cliché saying the current generation of Nigerians do not have role models.
Therefore, embattled Lagos politician, Muiz Banire, has taken it upon himself to highlight the peculiarity of the few good men he knows.
Rather than spending millions of naira organizing an honourary award that we will not be remembered, he reckoned these men would need more prayers.
So, he organized a prayer session for three eminent persons and an exhortation to enable young people emulate their good deeds.
They are JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede; the Chief Medical Director, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Dr Mustapha Alimi; and Sheik Sulaiman Abou-Nolla, Chief Imam of Lagos State.
Incidentally, they are all Muslim scholars and fellow Muslims are attributing their successes as public officers to Islamic teachings.
Speaking on the topic: “Muslims and Nation Building”, Justice Habeeb Abiru of the Federal Court of Appeal urged Muslims to follow Islamic principles of honesty, fairness and accountability in their daily lives to build a great nation.
“Prof. Oloyede is known today for his integrity and for being accountable for the money kept in his custody.
“Before now, this country was in comatose but presently it is moving forward but we still have a long way to go.
“Prof. Oloyede was able to generate N5 billion for JAMB, while the Comptroller-General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, also generated over N1 trillion for government in 2017.
“Being a Muslim, Islam has laid down roles that we should follow both in our private and public lives,” Abiru said.
All speakers at the event agreed that all the three persons being celebrated were diligent and exhibited sincerity in their operations.
The convener, Dr Muiz Banire added: “Integrity is not compromised in Islam and any public office is a public trust.
“All these attributes constitute a good Muslim and we want to bring them to bear on national growth.”
Responding, Alimi urged Muslims to acquire more knowledge to enable them to attain higher heights in directing the affairs of the country.