- Osun state has been hit terribly by the coronavirus
- Secretary to the state government Prince Wole Oyebamiji has tested positive for the virus
- Some of Oyebamiji's staff members have also contracted the virus
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Prince Wole Oyebamij, the secretary to the government of Osun state, alongside his staff members, have tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic.
The news was announced by the commissioner for information in the state, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, on Tuesday, June 30, PM News reports.
Isamotu in a press statement on Tuesday said: “I want to confirm to you that our SSG and some of the staff around him have tested positive to the virus. But they are all in stable condition and are receiving adequate medical care.”
The commissioner blamed the outrageous spread of the virus in the state on the nonchalance of residents to the precautionary rules laid down by the government.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the announcement by Abiola Ajimobi's family that the remains of the late former governor of Oyo state would be interred on Sunday, June 28, inside a mosque, Nigerian Muslims have expressed their concerns.
Legit.ng gathered that the late Ajimobi’s media aide, Bolaji Tunji, said his former boss would be buried at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque, Oke-Ado, Ibadan by 12 noon.
He said that details of the burial ceremony were worked out by the family in consultation with the Lagos and Oyo state governments.
In a report by Legit.ng's regional reporter, Ibrahim Akinola, some Nigerian Muslims described the move by Ajimobi's family to bury the former governor in the mosque as a forbidden act, adding that such action would render the mosque useless.
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According to the report, while reacting to the development, an Islamic cleric, Ustadh IbrahimTijaani, said Prophet Muhammad forbade Muslims from burying their dead inside the mosque and building mosque over graves, adding that the prophet of Allah cursed whoever buries their dead in the mosque.
He said: "The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) forbade burying people in the mosque and building mosque over graves; he also cursed those who do that. That was when he was on his deathbed and warned his ummah."
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