Just like 2015, Oba of Lagos blows hot again over Lagos governorship polls

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has thrown his weight behind the governorship bid of All Progressive Congress, APC candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

According to the monarch, God will not allow any opposition party to upstage the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 general elections.

He said this in Lagos, at the 11th Annual Hijrah Lecture and Commissioning of the new ultra modern House of Assembly Mosque.

According to him, the new Mosque is unique especially as it was built inside the Assembly complex where Bills are passed into Law.

The Oba also posited that it is not enough to build Mosque but that the custodians of the Mosque should be properly taken care of it and never allow any untoward activities within the edifice.

He also advised the custodian not to be involved in anything that would tarnish the image of Islam.

Speaker of Lagos State of House Assembly Rt Hon. Mudashiru Obasa commended the congregation the joint financial support which made the rebuilding of the place of worship a reality.

He described a Mosque as a Holy place to Worship Allah and supplicate to Him, adding that the custodians should do everything to ensure that it serves a purpose for which it was built.

Special guest of honour was Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of the state, while the Chairman of the occasion was Oba of Lagos & Permanent Chairman, Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs, HRM Alaiyeluwa Oba Rilwan Osuolale Akiolu 1.

Governor Ambode was represented by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem Abdulateef who is the Chief Imam of the House of Assembly Mosque.

In his speech, the Chairman of the Muslim Community of the Assembly, Hon. Sikiru Osinowo thanked God Almighty for the completion of the mosque.

Osinowo recalled that he started his career in the Assembly in 2003, 16 years ago and that it would come to pass.

Osinowo however, said that the would be permanent and that it could only be renovated or rebuilt.

“We started the mosque project so that we could fulfil the purpose of our coming here. We have been Muslim Speakers, and God made it possible for us to build the new mosque during the time of the current Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa,” he said.

Guest Lecturer 1,  the Director, Islamic Affairs, Nigeria Air Force Base, Ikeja, Lagos State, Wing Commander Abdullahi Hassan Inuwa, said that mosque is a place, where Allah is being worshipped.

Inuwa added that civilization is about the advancement of the human race.