The Lagos State University Muslim Community prayed for constant, sustainable peace and attainment of our vision to become the best university in the West Africa Region.
Prof. Rafiu Okuneye, Head of LASU Epe campus Chairman of LASU Muslim Pray said this at the programme tagged “LASU Community Prays” on Wednesday, Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the programme was: “Praying and Striving in the Cause of Allah; Implication For LASU”.
Okuneye said that this special programme was necessary by seeking Allah’s sustainable peace and blessing on the ground in everything we do in this institution.
“This prayer will have good complications for the progress of the staff and students, it is sustainable peace that can ensure smooth administration.
“Currently, we are enjoying peace in the university and we want it to maintain.
“Today will not be the end of praying of end because every Friday we especially pray for LASU in the mosque,” he said.
Mr Abdul Ahmad, National Missioner, Ansar-Ud-Deen Society expressed his admiration for the Vice Chancellor for her liberality and tolerance for other religions despite her Christian faith.
Ahmad said that because you accept our religion my hope in the unity of this country had been renewed.
“I urge all staff and students of this great university to service their relationship between the creator and people around them.
“Islam is about worship and everybody’s intention must be related to worshipping genuinely,” he said.
In her response, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello said this institution belongs to people of all faiths and that she does not discriminate against any religion.
Olatunji-Bello said that in LASU, there was no difference between Muslims and Christians; as far as I am concerned, I see you as a staff or student, not as a Muslim or Christian.
“I believe in prayers that is why we are organising the LASU Prays.
“I urge you to pray for peace and prosperity for all members of our university community, and for the attainment of our vision to become the best university in the West Africa Region,” she said.