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By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan

The event marking the 60th birthday anniversary programme of the Founder and Spiritual Head of Shafaudeen-In-Islam Worldwide, Ibadan, Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke has begun with recommendations on how to avoid religious intolerance in the country and the way out of the nation’s economic recession.

While speaking at the event, Alhaji S.O Oyerinde, a veteran school principal called for religious harmony, while commending Professor Olagoke for promoting religious tolerance and harmony in the country by investing much on evangelism.

“Olagoke always speaks authoritatively from Holy Bible and Koran, condemning violence in all aspects of life. He has been condemning religious conflict and crisis in some parts of the country. He should be emulated by all religious leaders because of his passion for peace in our clime, ” he added.

Dr. Daud Adediran who represented the Provost of Federal College of Education, Special Oyo, Professor Kamoru. O. Usman said that all hands must be on deck by jettisoning frivolous expenses in governance.

Prof. Adediran said: “the way out of this imbroglio called economic recession is for nations especially African nations, to curtail their excessive spendings being displayed through maladministration and corruption.

While lauding Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State for reducing by 50 percent, salaries of political office holders, he recommended that lawmakers in both the states and National Assemblies should sit on part time basis in order to save costs.

In his remark, The initiator of Olagoke Education Legacy Foundation, Professor Olagoke commended the Oyo State Government for stopping automatic promotion in secondary schools in the state.

Olagoke noted: “this is because the former promotion policy has brought about high level of embarrassment to the state, through mass failure of products of evil policy” which has now been abrogated.

He appealed to both states and the Federal Government to ensure proper funding of education in tandem with UNESCO guideline.

Some schools received various books on engineering, arts, social science and religion for their library to improve scholarship while distinguished students received gifts of various kinds.

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