The Kwara State Physical Planning Authority (KPPA) has dissociated itself from granting approval for the construction of a Central Mosque beside the Catholic Diocese around the Tanke Junction in Ilorin.
KPPA General Manager, Mr Sikiru Oyinloye, who disclosed this on Saturday at a news conference in Ilorin, denied the involvement of the agency in the construction of the Ummul Khairah Memorial Central Mosque in the area.
According to him, the owners of the mosque and church had a mutual agreement that both worship centres should operate side-by-side.
He explained that the initial approval that was granted to the owner of the mosque was for a business mall before it was converted to a mosque.
According to him, before an approval for the construction of the worship centre can be approved, there are guidelines that are followed.
He said both parties later came to KPPA office “to inform us that a Memorandom of Understanding has been reached that the two worship centres should be allowed to coexist side-by-side without hindrance from either side.