The Chief Imam of Akure Sheikh ( Dr.) AbdulHakeem Yayi Akorede has call on all arms of Government to make payment of civil servant’s salary a priority.
Muslim faithfuls in Akure trouped out in their hundreds early Tuesday to the Central Eid praying ground Oda Road to perform the two rakat prayer marking the end of Ramadan fasting for this year.
In his sermon at the occassion of this years Eid Al Fitri celeberation, Sheikh AbdulHakeem Akorede called on President Muhamadu Buhari not to allow any of the Governors to dent his good image and integrity.
The Chief Imam was worried that some Governors are still owing their workers up to six months salaries after collecting bail out fund three times from the Federal Government in the last three years, yet many of them are owing workers salaries, he queried. The Chief Imam said their shoud be no sacred cow, he said the president should not spare anyone in his anti curroption war.
He praised the governor of Ondo State for all the people oriented projects being embarked upon by his government such as Roads, Rural urban transformations, Agriculture, Health facilities upgrade, School development and prompt payment of workers salaries.
Imam Akorede appealed to the government at the centre to make fund available for the implimentation of 30,000 new minimum wage.
He prayed for peace and stability in Nigeria, prayed that almighty Allah help president Buhari with good health to lead Nigeria to the promise land.
Comenting on the Eid ground infrastructural development, a philantrophist Sheikh Kewugbemi called on the well to do Muslims to always spend their Allahs given wealth towards promotion of Islam to earn more blessings fro Allah.
The Eid ground was filled to capacity with people of different tribes, colour and Nationalities.
Present at the Eid today were Chiarman Akure South Local Government Hon. Gbenga Olaniyi, Deji of Akure represented by Chief Sola Adedeji, the Obadua of Akure. Islamic scholars, Political office holders and many important dignitaries.