…as the associations hold special prayers for Makinde, Bayo Lawal
The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Barrister Bayo Lawal and his wife, Mrs Ajibola Lawal have pledged adequate support for the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FONWAN) in carrying out their philantropic gestures.
This was as members of the associations paid a courtesy call on the deputy governor and his wife at their residence to offer special prayers for the family and the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde.
The deputy governor declared that for ages, he has been chaneling 80% of his resources to charity adding that he and his wife have dedicated their entire life to serve humanity with whatever Almighty Allah has provided for them.
Addressing FONWAN, Barrister Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Lawal commended the philanthropic gestures of the association for the downtrodden and humanity in general.
He noted that Governor Seyi Makinde runs all inclusive administration stating that this administration will not derail from the covenant of service with the people.
He added that this administration would always respect the people’s trust and serve their best interest without leaving any group or religion behind in the scheme of events. His words:
“I use this medium to commend the leadership of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter for this special visit and prayer session offered for Governor Seyi Makinde, my family and the state.
“Since the beginning of the fourth republic from 1999 till date, this administration of Governor Seyi Makinde has been running an all inclusive government without shortchanging any religion.
“As a Muslim, it behoves on me to ensure that I represent and protect the interest of Muslim Ummah.
“I knew when FONWAN was inaugurated decades ago. The association has expanded in a facets.
“I commend the leadership of the association for their contributions to the development of Oyo State and propagation of Islam. I assure you that I will support the association in whatever capacity to enable the association spread its love to more vulnerable and less privileged people in the state.”
Speaking earlier, the leadership of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter, Alhaja Oyero highlighted the roles the association has been playing since its formation.
According to her, the association described the deputy governor as a worthy ambassador of Muslims in the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde where she highlighted his various interventions on issues affecting Islam in the state.
Alhaja Oyero said FONWAN doesn’t only propagate Islam but also embark on various philanthropic gestures to assist the downtrodden in the state.
These include orphanage home, school for the less privileged, periodic distribution of food items and rendering financial assistance to the needy in the society regardless of his or her religion.
In a related development, Jama’at Solihat in Government House equally paid a courtesy call on Bayo Lawal and his wife to offer prayers for the state.
Bayo Lawal equally promised to assist the two groups in his private capacity and therefore pledged monthly financial commitment to the two Muslim groups.
On her part, wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Ajibola Lawal distributed various gift items to the two Muslim groups numbering over hundred women.