Ondo State Government has said that the relocation of a Muslim primary school in the state was not done out of hatred for the Muslim community or Islamic education.
The government recently relocated the AUD Mega Primary School, Oke Agbe Akoko in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state to give room for a proposed campus of the Adekunle Ajasin University in the community.
The action had attracted bitter reactions among Muslim groups in the state, with one of them, the Muslim Rights Concern, alleging that the government was plotting to obliterate Islamic education and by extension, Muslims in the state
However, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, in a statement, described the allegation as unfortunate and unacceptable.
Insisting that the state government made the decision to relocate the primary school in good faith, Ojogo said, “In strong terms, the state government considers unacceptable, the accusation by the Muslim Rights Concern that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was plotting to obliterate Islamic education and by extension, Muslims in the state.
“The body has alluded to the relocation of the AUD Mega Primary School Oke Agbe Akoko as a basis for the claim. This is far from the truth. Such claim is at variance with the known position of the government in promoting religious harmony in Ondo State.