The Muslim community in Oyo state has commended governor Seyi Makinde for ensuring religious balancing in the composition of his new cabinet.
The community had lodged complaints on lopsidedness in the appointment of commissioners, judges, persecution and oppression of Muslims by the Christian management at TESCOM by some school principals; through open letters to the governor.
The community’s chairman, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni and secretary-general, Alhaji Murisiku Abidemi Siyanbade said in a statement in Ibadan “we are not clamouring that the Muslim Community should handpick Muslim members of your cabinet for you or impose anyone on you.
“Rather, all we urge is that you should look for members of your political party who are Muslims, and their Islamic virtues would motivate them to call Your Excellency’s attention to any attempt by any over-zealous public official to breach equity.
“We heartily commend Your Excellency. You have done well to begin to hearken to our requests with this gesture of religious balancing of your cabinet.
“We will not now merely write privately to applaud His Excellency for the good thing he has done. Hence, we express our commendation publicly through this press statement”, it said.