DIGNITARIES from all walks of life, including Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday stormed the ancient town of Ogbomoso to grace the 5th edition of Senator Abdulfatai Buhari Ramadan Lecture.
The lecture, held at Ogunlola Hall, Oja Igbo, in Ogbomoso had in attendance, Sen. Adesoji Akanbi, representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Minister of National Planning, Professor Sulaiman Abubakar, Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulwasil Musa, former Chairman, Oodua group, Barrister Sarafadeen Alli.
Others include, the Chairman, Oyo State Muslim Committee, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, former chief of staff to Oyo state governor, Dr Saka Balogun, serving commissioners, local government chairmen in the state, top government officials , notable politicians, traditional rulers as well as Islamic scholars and preachers.
In his address, the chief host, Senator Buhari who is representing Oyo North Senatorial District explained that the lecture is organized to appreciate God and further enlighten Muslims about the teachings and way of living as enshrined in the holy Quran.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, Buhari also noted that the society can only be better if both the youths and aged exhibited good virtues and lived a modest life that is worthy of emulation by the younger generations.
The lawmaker further tasked parents to teach their wards in the way of God and show great concern for their moral and spiritual growth while assuring the gathering of his commitment to the growth of the state. The Ogbomoso born politian also promised not to relent in his service to humanity and contribution to the growth of his constituency and state at large.
Speaking on the theme of the lecture “Impacting virtue on the youths; The way forward by the Ulamas, the guest lecturer, Dr Sobour Ghali Alaya said the parents have a lot to do in shaping the future of their children.
“ The work start before pregnancy , during pregnancy till the child grows up to become a responsible member of the society, the parent need not only to pray but also to ensure moral and spiritual guidance of their wards. Also the special guest of honour, Dr Kunle Sanni in his welcome address called on the federal lawmakers representing Oyo state to ensure completion of Ogbomoso-Oyo road before they leave office in 2019.
Former Chief of Staff to Oyo State Governor, Dr Saka Balogun in his remarks also called on the lawmakers and the state government to find a lasting solution to the problem of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso. “LAUTECH is our legacy , we cannot afford to lose it or watch it declining in status, we want you to please do something urgently, it is important”, he said.
The governor, Abiola Ajimobi who was represented by the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Abdulwasil Musa in his speech said the government is making effort to find a lasting solution to the problem of LAUTECH.
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