NNN: The Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society has called on Islamic scholars and Imams to lead the fight against corruption in the country through their sermons and preachings.
Imam Fuad Adeyemi, Executive Director of the Society, gave the charge on Sunday in Abuja at an anti-corruption training and use of sermon guide for Imams.
Adeyemi, who decried the spate of corruption in the country, said the bane of development in the country could be traced to corruption and bad leadership.
He said the training was in continuation of the society’s anti-corruption campaign under it’s project tagged “Encouraging Accountability and Transparency through Halal (EAT-HALAL).
“This training is in continuation of our anti-corruption campaign, so as to ensure our Islamic scholars are properly enlightened on how to deliver sermons on anti-corruption.
“Islam is totally against corruption, so as Islamic leaders, we should lead the fight against corruption for the betterment of our country,” he said.
Earlier, Amb. Ridhwan Mustapha, who gave a lecture on anti-corruption, urged the scholars to be brave and constructive in highlighting the ills of corruption in the society.
He said once corruption was reduced to the barest minimum, Nigeria would begin to witness exponential development.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that more than 30 male and female Islamic scholars were trained in the latest phase of workshop.
The workshop which is in collaboration with the the MacArthur Foundation, seeks
to train Islamic scholars on how to educate their followers on the dangers of corruption to the society and the nation at large.
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