Osun govt reopens Inisha central mosque

 Osun govt reopens Inisha central mosque

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

The Osun State Government has reopened Inisa Central Mosque in the Odo-Otin local government area of the state after nearly three months under lock and key.

The state government ordered the mosque to be closed after several people were killed in a dispute over who would become the town’s new Chief Imam.

However, according to a statement issued by the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Abdullahi Binuyo, the state administration has decided to reopen the mosque following a peaceful resolution of the community’s crisis.

The statement reads, “The Government of the State of Osun wishes to announce its decision to reopen the Inisha Town Central Mosque, following the ongoing peaceful resolution of the crisis that plagued the community.

“The government hopes that the community will justify the confidence reposed in it, to allow peace to continue to reign”, he said.

“The government had ordered an indefinite closure of the Mosque to prevent the possibilities of an intra-religious or communal crisis trailing the inability to choose its substantive Imam.

“But with this new directive, worshippers can now congregate at the Mosque for their Juma’at and Eid prayers.

“The government hopes that the community will justify the confidence reposed in it, to allow peace to continue to reign”, he said.

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