Muslim Community Urges Tinubu to Facilitate Unrestricted Access to Obalende Praying Ground from Dodan Barracks Authorities


On Friday, the Lagos Muslim Community fervently extended a heartfelt appeal to President Bola Tinubu, urging his esteemed directive to the authorities at Dodan Barracks for the unimpeded and unrestricted access of the community to Obalende Eid Praying Ground.

Speaking after the Jummah prayers held at the Lagos Central Mosque, Bashorun Musulumi of Lagos and Vice Executive Chairman of Lagos Central Mosque, Alhaji Sikiru Alabi-Macfoy, passionately appealed to President Tinubu to utilize his influential position for directing the Dodan Barracks authorities to facilitate unobstructed access to the Obalende Eid Prayer Ground for the Jama’atul Muslimeen Council of the Lagos Central Mosque.

In his plea, Alabi-Macfoy referenced the historic establishment of a Special Committee by former President Muhammadu Buhari, led by the distinguished Professor Ibrahim Gambari. The committee, tasked with investigating and resolving conflicts between the Lagos Muslim Community and Federal Government Agencies stationed at Dodan Barracks, conclusively recognized the legal ownership of the Obalende Eid Prayer Ground by the Jama’atul Muslimeen Council of the Lagos Central Mosque. Former President Buhari, displaying an unwavering commitment to justice, directed the cessation of the desecration of the sacred site, ceasing its profane use as a dumpsite and ordering the removal of all containers and debris from the prayer ground.

Acknowledging President Tinubu’s pivotal role in the resolution of the matter during the immediate past administration, Bashorun Musulumi of Lagos fervently appealed for the President’s benevolent intervention to ensure that the Jama’atul Muslimeen Council enjoys full and unimpeded access to the hallowed prayer ground.

Earlier in the day, President Tinubu, along with senior government officials, including Chief of Staff Femi Gbajabiamilla and National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu, actively participated in the Friday Jummah prayers at the Lagos Central Mosque situated on Nnamdi Azikiwe Street in Lagos Island. Throughout the spiritually enriching sermon delivered by the Chief Imam of Lagos Central Mosque, Sheikh Suleiman Abu Na’Allah, the faithful vividly recalled the paramount importance of showcasing kindness to both Muslims and non-Muslims. The sermon emphasized the profound need for Muslims to model the exemplary character of the Prophet, accentuating his impartial treatment of individuals, regardless of their status, religion, or tribe.

The venerable cleric further underscored the indispensable significance of upholding law and order, advocating for the virtues of compassion and discipline in the nation. Additionally, heartfelt prayers were earnestly offered for President Tinubu, members of his esteemed cabinet, and the entire nation, fervently seeking Allah’s blessings for enduring peace and tranquility to prevail. This spiritually charged event showcased the collective yearning for a harmonious society and reflected the deep-rooted values of compassion, justice, and unity that are integral to the ethos of Islam.

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