There was serious confusion in Obafemi Awolowo University over the closure of Awolowo hostel mosque.
This sudden closure of the mosque was as a result of long time disagreement between the Muslim community know as CM and the Awolowo brethren over the control of the mosque.
Idris Abayomi a member of the Awolowo hall mosque said “This issue has persisted over years. The Muslim community want us to register under the Muslim student society of Nigeria (MSN).
We disagree over this, claiming that the mosque can not be subjected to any constituted authority”
He further explained that Registering under them means that they have to follow lay down rules. It is against our doctrine he emphasized ”
The Awolowo brethren stated that rather to register under MSN. The member or CM should join the mosque.
Oladayo Ibrahim said “some section of the CM called parallel had being agitating to take over the mosque for some time now”
On Sunday afternoon, CM members with some security personnels ordered people out of the mosque and locked it up.
According to a member of CM who pleaded anonymity’ ” We locked the mosque because we want to renovate it”
However, the dean of student affair prof Akinloye suspended religious activities in all hall of residence.