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‘Muslims should stand against all forms of corruption’

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The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule (right); Justice Ibrahim Olorunimbe (Rtd); The Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaimon Abu-Nollah and Baba Adini of Lagos, sheikh Abdul Hafeez Abou during Muslim Leaders Interactive Forum organised by the Muslim Community of Lagos State (MCLS).

The Muslims Ummah in Nigeria have been urged to stand against all forms of corruption that may be detrimental to social welfare and jeopardise their faith.

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) made this call in a communiqué at the 1st National Quiz competition and 1439AH National conference held in Abuja.

The competition featured about 300 delegate who converged from the 36 states and Abuja for the maiden Edition of the National Quiz Competition and 45th transitional Conference of the Society at the National Mosque.

Themed: “My MSSN, My Nation; Our Roles”, the communiqué jointly signed by the National President, Dr Taofeeq Yekinni and National Secretary General, Engr Tajudeen Mustapha, said Muslims should see themselves as major stakeholders in Nigeria’s democratic process, and heed the call of their Lord to stand against all forms of corruption.

Having observed that more of those suffering socio-economic deprivation in Nigeria are Muslims, which has affected the lot of the Muslim Ummah in the country, the group urged the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria to unite and prioritise the efforts to meet the needs of the less-privileged faithful in the country through the Zakat institutions among others.

MSSN also observed that there is generally decline in moral standards in the country and the Muslims have their fair share of the plague, which has affected the national value in the country, while instances of gruesome, inhuman and unwarranted killings across the country is attaining a very dangerous dimension and some people seem to be profiting from the bad situation.

The conference however enjoined Muslim scholars and parents to strive to raise the moral standards among the Muslim students in the country, lest they yield to environmental influences that corrupt moral values.

It also charged the Federal Government to do all that is necessary to halt the spate of killings across the country.

The communiqué also noted that: “The Nigerian press should be more balanced in their news reportage and abstain from profiling of the Muslims; Government should give more attention to the educational sector in order to fast track the country’s development, while all the leaders at the hierarchies of the society to cooperate in the efforts to promote academic excellence among the Muslim students in the country.

Meanwhile, the Muslims are enjoined to strive towards attaining financial independence through investment for economic emancipation.

It further urged the Federal government not to relent on its effort towards the diversification of the economy and other socioeconomic developmental projects; and to adopt inclusive strategies in the socioeconomic programmes that have loan components so as not to deprive the Muslims of the benefits

The Muslim students however urged to learn from Firdaus Amasa Hijab saga that Allah will help those who strive in His cause.


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