Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has called on the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, to lead Muslims in the country to protest against the activities of Boko Haram.
The Osun state governor made the call while delivering a speech at the reunion lecture organised by the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA), entitled, “Political Stability: A Necessity for Economic Development.”
According to him, the Boko Haram sect is anti-Islam and does not represent the ideals of the religion.
He said, “We must rise up and denounce the evil perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect because they are tarnishing the peaceful religion of Islam. I call on the Sultan of Sokoto to immediately lead other sincere muslims in a protest to denounce and totally reject the activities of the sect.
“They do not represent Islam. They are evil and wicked.”
Also, former governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki, who was the guest speaker at the occasion, said that corruption and political instability are destroying the nation’s economy.