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Imams, journalists, others lift anti-corruption campaign

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Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society, an organization promoting social re-order through engagement has partnered with religious leaders-the imams and Islamic scholars, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos State Government, Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) Lagos Chapter on promotion of anti-corruption messages in their areas of jurisdictions for a new order.

The partnership, according to the National Chief Imam and Executive Director of Encouraging Accountability and Transparency Through Faith-Based Intervention (EAT-FIn), Al-Habibiyah Society of Nigeria, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, is important for all stakeholders to ensure that messages against corruption in Nigeria had impact on the society.

He made the comment during a sensitization programmes for Imams and scholars across the state held at Lagos State Central Mosque, CBD, Alausa, Ikeja.

Al-Habibiyyah according to Adeyemi is the second Islamic organization in the country to monitor election both home and abroad.

Adeyemi in his welcome address stated that the group since inception and during the last Ramadhan fed over 1, 500 people on a daily basis with four square meal.

Chairman of the occasion and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Lagos State, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdulateef, stated that the government is planning to bring religious leaders to its payroll so as to make the job easier for them.

He added: “Imams and Pastors are believed to be men of God, so we need all of you to help us to encourage the right values in the society particularly in the area of accountability and anti-corruption.

“We must remember that the Almighty Allah will ask all of us to render account of our deeds thereafter, so the Imams and other clerics should lead us in the right direction because they are our leaders”.


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