The Muslim Community of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state has promised to assist all Muslim teachers in the public primary and secondary schools of Osun state.
PM News learnt that the decision of OAU Muslim Community to assist Muslim teachers in Osun state is due to the failure of the state government, headed by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to pay up over seven months salary of all Civil servants in the state
The decision of the Muslim community was pronounced by the Chief Imam of OAU Central Mosque, Prof. Sanusi Abubakri, at a Jumat Service.
The medical don, also made it clear that the assistant that the OAU Muslim Community will be rendering is only meant for public school teachers alone and also Muslims.
“On behalf of the OAU Muslim Community, I’m pleased to announce that we will be rendering assistance to all Muslim Teachers in Osun state public primary and secondary schools. Due to the present challenges the state government is facing, we see it as an obligation to assist our fellow Muslims in Public school.
“We are only concerned about public school teachers and not private school teachers. Hence, all Muslim teachers should leave their names with their school proprietors, we will get in touch with them,” he said.
PM News gathered that the decision of OAU Muslim Community to assist teachers is due to the ongoing Ramadan Fast, which serves as multiple blessings for all Muslims that give alms to those people in need.
Commenting on the development Bello Olaoluwa Taofeek, a 400level student of International Relations described the OAU MC’s decision as a thoughtful one and a good development.
“The Muslim community has done well and that is very thoughtful of them. During this Ramadan period, we have some Muslims in this state that cannot afford edible Iftor and Sahur. Personally, I really appreciate this and I hope the state government will pay the civil servants soon. Also, as Muslims, we understand the benefit of giving alms, especially in this holy month and I pray Allah will reward all the donors abundantly,” he said.