Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday urged citizens and residents on the need to deal justly with one another, as this would help the state to sustain its status as the most peaceful in Nigeria.
He said peace and security are hundred per cent achievable in a society where people deal justly and with the fear of God with each other.
Oyetola, who gave the admonition in an address declaring open a one-day seminar for members of the Sharia Panel, held at the Muslim Secretariat, Osogbo, hailed the leaders of the Muslim community for cooperating with his administration and for supporting its efforts at sustaining the most peaceful status of the state.
The governor, represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Prince Abdullahi Binuyo, also lauded the leadership of the Muslim community for organising the seminar, which he described as important, as it would serve as a reminder on the need for all, particularly the participants, to adjudicate with fear of Allah.
He said the administration has put measures in place to ensure efficient justice system, urging members of the Sharia Panel to join the government in the promotion of justice, fair play and equal opportunity for the people.
“As believing Muslims, it is obligatory for us to uphold and protect values such as justice and equity. The Holy Quran (16:90) says: ‘God commands justice and fair dealing…’. In this verse, Allah directly commands Muslims to be just and deal fairly. As believers, we must consistently be aware that these values are integral parts of our faith.
“In the same vein, Quran (4:58) says, ‘Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.’ By this, Allah (SWT) reminds us that even if it is against our own parents, we must stand firm in establishing and believing in justice.
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