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Ugwuanyi directs immediate rebuilding of damaged mosques in Nsukka

Ugwuanyi directs immediate rebuilding of damaged mosques in  Nsukka

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
…As Chief Imam lauds gov’s intervention …Says Muslim community at peace with natives 

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed the immediate rebuilding of two mosques damaged by some protesters in the Nsukka Area of the State. 

This was announced by the chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Hon. Cosmas Ugwueze, when he visited the location of the damaged mosques, at the instance of the governor. 

This came as the Chief Imam of Nsukka Central Mosque, Alhaji Yakubu Omeh said that the Hausa community and other Muslims living in the university town of Nsukka are at peace with the natives and their Igbo neighbours and friends. 

Alhaji Omeh made this disclosure following the reported false media reports that the Muslims were still having strained relationship as a fallout of the recent misunderstanding between a Muslim woman of Northern extraction and a commercial tricycle (Keke) operator in the town. 

Speaking on the matter on Tuesday, the Chief Imam was emphatic that the matter has been amicably resolved and thanked Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for taking proactive steps to nip the rift in the bud. 

“It was an unfortunate development,” says Alhaji Omeh, pointing out that “What happened was a minor issue that was not well handled”. According to him, “He (Ugwuanyi) is truly a man of peace and a bridge builder. 

"As soon as words got to him, he sent key government officials including the chairmen of six local government areas that make up Enugu North Senatorial District to come down to Nsukka in order to wade into the matter. We thank the governor for such proactive steps.” 

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