President, League of Imam and Alfas in Ekiti State, Edo and Delta, Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere has declared that the Muslim community in Ekiti would resist every attempt to treat its members as second class citizens in the scheme of things.
Alhaji Kewulere dropped this at the inauguration of Dr Hammed Bakare as the new President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs of Nigeria, Ekiti State chapter.
The Imam said Muslims had contributed in no small measure to the evolution and development of Ekiti hence the need to accord them equal opportunities.
While reacting to the poor state of roads in Ekiti State, the cleric urged the government to regulate the influx of heavy-duty vehicles and impose a levy on them to generate resources for regular maintenance of the roads.
Dr Bakare, a lecturer of Language Education at the Bamidele Olumilua University Of Education Science And Technology succeeds Alhaji Yakubu Sani who served out his two-term tenure of eight years in office.
Alhaji Kewulere, who expressed concern over the state of insecurity in Nigeria appealed to the government to intensify efforts to end the dastardly act which had crippled the economy and subject citizens to panic.
In his speech, Dr Bakare, who spoke with journalists in Iworoko Ekiti promised to engage government and relevant bodies in necessary negotiations that would ensure that more Muslims are appointed into positions of authority in the state.
He promised to adopt subtle methods and cooperate with the government towards ensuring that Muslims across the state are treated fairly and justly.
The Muslim leader noted that the leadership of the council would strive hard to maintain peace among Muslims and other religious organisations to sustain even development of the society.