For the first time in almost two years, Muslims in Inisa town in the Odo-Otin local government areas of Pain State observed their juma’at prayer at the central mosque of the town on Friday.
They were joined by other Muslims from Osun and neighbouring States.
Speaking with newsmen after observing the juma’at prayer at the mosque, the secretary of the association of Imam and Khatib in Osun State, Sheikh Abdullahi Olohunlomerue, noted that efforts were ongoing to end the leadership crisis that caused the closure of the mosque and to ensure the appointment of an acceptable Imam for the mosque.
He affirmed that the matter would be settled by the Grand Imam of the State, Sheikh Musa Animasahun, before the next juma’at.
Olorunlomerue urged Muslims in the town to stay calm, saying that Islam symbolises peace.
“We are here today to end all the issues in Inisa Central Mosque. There have been lots of misunderstandings which led to the closure of the mosque “, he said.