The Oyo State command of the Department of State Services has summoned the Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola.
Akintola was summoned a few days after he accused Governor Seyi Makinde of aiding and abetting school authorities who had a habit of making Muslim children and teachers sing Christmas carols.
The group had used the example of the St. Anne’s schools in Molete, Ibadan, whose administrators made Muslim teachers and students participate in the singing of Christmas carols on Monday, December 12, 2022.
Akintola had said, “Under Seyi Makinde’s watch, muslim students were herded like sheep to attend the crusade of a German Christian crusader, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda in November 2021. Oyo State public schools were used for the crusade during school hours.
“Again under Makinde’s watch, muslim applicants attending a screening exercise for appointment were made to answer questions on the Bible in August 2020. Under Makinde’s watch, muslim teachers were forced to attend a screening exercise on Sallah day in July 2022. Yet these are schools using public funds and Muslims are the majority among tax-payers in the state.
“Makinde has a plethora of anti-Muslim actions for which he has never apologised. We have no doubt that he will continue to condone the persecution of Muslim students and Muslim teachers until he is kicked out of office. We, therefore, remind Oyo State Muslims to take their destiny into their own hands by using their voting power to send away their traducer.”
In its summon to Akintola, the DSS asked him to report to their office in Oyo in not more than seven days.