The leadership of Muslim Ummah of South West of Nigeria (MUSWEN), President, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo said this during the 7th General Assembly of MUSWEN at the Islamic Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The assembly featured the presentation of bursary awards to 115 successful beneficiaries.
According to Alhaji Oladejo, MUSWEN’s endorsement of Asiwaju Tinubu was based on competence as well as his track record.
He said: “MUSWEN has already made its intention known. We are supporting Tinubu to become president. Our support for Tinubu is based on his competence and track record. We can all see his performance as governor of Lagos and the state, till date, remains the number one most viable state in Nigeria, with lots of innovations.”
Oladejo said that the choice of Kashim Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate was just a coincidence, urging the people to vote en masse for Tinubu during the 2023 general election
The MUSWEN president said that the bursary awards were presented to 115 beneficiaries for the first time under his administration.
Oladejo said the number of beneficiaries would double in 2023, saying that education was the foremost of all hurdles before the Nigerian Muslims today.
“It cannot be over-emphasised that education is the master key to overcoming poverty. Only through education can our young men and women acquire the skills needed to enhance their employment opportunities.
“I wish to assure you that MUSWEN will continue to focus on education/scholarship programme, including supporting entrepreneurship/empowering projects such as job placement and support for startups,” he said.
Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Dr Habibat Adubiaro, enjoined Muslims across the country, particularly women, to participate actively in politics.
Adubiaro said participating in politics would avail them the opportunity to contribute to national growth and development.
She enjoined all to exercise their franchise by voting en masse for Tinubu and other candidates of their choice in the general elections.
MUSWEN Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman, Prince Bola Ajibola, hailed the efforts of the presidency and other organs of MUSWEN for their cooperation in working for the unity, welfare and progress of our ummah.
Ajibola expressed gladness that the organisation had been successful in reaching out to increase the number of corporate and individual stakeholders within the ummah and beyond.
According to him, there is no doubt that this is the best way to further strengthen the organisation for the benefit of the ummah.