Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, has declared that there was no signal of lopsidedness within the composition of Governing Councils of State-owned tertiary establishments introduced on Tuesday.
DAILY POST gathered that Makinde had yesterday constituted governing boards of the six tertiary establishments within the state.
The composition was nonetheless described as lopsided in favour of Christians by the Director of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Isiaq Akintola.
However, Adisa whereas reacting mentioned that there was no fact in any respect within the claims by Akintola.
Adisa mentioned that an evaluation of the appointments indicated that out of a complete of 41 appointees named into the Governing Councils of the completely different state-owned establishments, there have been 22 Muslims, whereas the checklist had 19 Christians.
“It was illogical for anybody to think about that in a state like Oyo, a authorities would play up spiritual variations and make nominations into important establishments with out sound judgment.
“There is no such thing as a fact in any respect within the allegation that appointments into Oyo State tertiary establishments have been lopsided in opposition to the Muslims.
“A peep by way of the checklist of appointees would present that for Ibarapa Polytechnic, out of the six appointees, there have been three Muslims and three Christians.
“The identical can be true of Emmanuel Alayande Faculty of Training, Oyo, which had three Muslims and Christians apiece. The identical can be true of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic which had three Muslims and Christians apiece.
“For the Faculty of Training, Lanlate, there have been three Christians and two Muslims. There have been three Christians as in opposition to seven Muslims on the board of the Faculty of Agriculture, Igbo-Ora, whereas the Polytechnic Ibadan had 4 Muslims and 4 Christians on its board.
“We have to state it clearly that spiritual leaders should get their info appropriate earlier than coming into the open to make statements.
“Nonetheless, no quantity of spirited efforts by vested pursuits would achieve dividing our folks alongside spiritual traces. Our individuals are far too superior to be deceived by such mundane sentiments. We will solely advise purveyors of such unhelpful fiction to concentrate on one other agenda that may help the developmental agenda of the state.”