Oloyede Accuses Jonathan Of Being Unfair To Muslims In Cabinet Appointments

Prof Ishaq Oloyede
Prof Ishaq Oloyede

Secretary General of Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has accused the government of President Goodluck Jonathan of being unfair and unjust to the Western Nigerian Muslims.

Speaking to journalists immediately after observing his Eid prayer at the Egba Praying ground Lantoro Abeokuta, Ogun state, Oloyede said muslims in Western Nigeria had remained very tolerant though the Federal government did not appoint any muslim from the region as cabinet member.

“We want to appeal to the Federal government of Nigeria to be fair to all. Is it an accident that throughout the South West of Nigeria, there is no cabinet member who is a Muslim. So we continue to say that Muslims are intolerant, Muslims are these, I think it is important for us to be fair and to be just”, he said.

“We might be doing things, we might be thinking that we are clever, that we think people do not see us, that people do not observe what we are doing, but we are deceiving ourselves. I think the truth of the matter is that we should be fair to all, we should be equitable to all, in such a way that we would not let ourselves to those people who are hell bent on disturbing, or disintegrating this peaceful Community of ours”.

Professor Oloyede added, “If we are just, if we are equitable, it does not matter the religion of whomever is in power or where somebody comes from”.

He said the effects of the unjust act may result into disintegration of the country and creation of more crisis adding that,if not checked, “of course we are calling for continuity of inequities and disintegration”.

He however advised Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of ramadan, adding that, “all muslims in Nigeria should continue with the piety which the month of Ramadan brought to our community, to continue to be law abiding, peaceful and committed to the propagation of the religion of Islam”.


  1. Why is it that some people are religious pedophiles…. We can’t just digest truth as it is. What is wrong in what Prof. Oloyode has said? I believe a sensible person will not dispute that ‘justice’ is a part of peaceful coexistence. I don’t blame some biased and irrational comments here, it’s not new. It’s just that some people’s propensity to antagonistic bellicousness when it comes to fair dealings is alarming and unpatriotic

  2. Oloyede is a selfish hypocrite. This is a man who marginalised Christians in terms of job appintments and promotions when he was Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin. He is only seeking attention here as a ploy to get another federal appointment after trying unsuccessfully when he was about to leave his university post. He is not fit to criticise the federal government at all. So he should just shut his foul smelling mouth up.

  3. Double standards. It is easier to pull down your own house than to remove the prejudice in your mind. From the First Republic down to 2011, the political leadership of the South West was disproportionately Christian. Now the song today in LAGOS is that the next Governor must be a Christian. Nobody calls the promoters name. My reading of the above jaundiced analyses is that come 2015, those whose educational orientation cannot sustain decent conversation but to denigrate others would honestly accept 100% Muslim representation in federal cabinet for the South West.I hope they will not term this Islamization agenda as they see nothing wrong now that no Muslim IN 17 Southern States is in Jonathan’s Cabinet. If I can understand this thread, Jonathan is fair to all. Are Muslims only good enough to vote for him in the primaries and general elections.
    For me, Chief Awolowo, Akintola, Adesanya,Ajasin,Bola Ige, Adebanjo,Jakande were our leaders. Today, God has placed Asiwaju Tinubu, Akande, Osoba,+ our Governors as our leaders.

    We should refrain from speaking from both sides of our mouth.