By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Chief Imam of Offa, Sheik Muyideen Salman, has urged Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State not to be distracted by the rantings of detractors in his effort to develop the State.
The Islamic scholar spoke in Iwo while delivering a sermon at an event to mark the 60th birthday anniversary of an astute politician and illustrious son of Iwo land, Alhaji (Hon.) Khalid Debo Badru.
He also extolled Oyetola for his progressive approach to governance in the State, saying, “Osun is lucky to have a person like you to have succeeded Ogbeni Aregbesola to continue the good work”.
He said the Governor was concerned about building lasting legacies despite the meagre resources at his disposal, adding that only a leader who is concerned about making impacts could achieve all that the governor has achieved in less than two years in office.
The Islamic Cleric equally urged the celebrant to always be guided by the virtues of wisdom, maturity, patriotism and selflessness with the Diamond Age.
In his speech at the occasion, Oyetola described the celebrant, Alhaji Badru, as a good example of an Omolabi whose attributes deserve emulation by all.
The Governor also described the celebrant as a peace-loving politician, a good party man and an illustrious son of Iwoland.