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‘Corruption rampant among academia, clerics’

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Corrupt practices and related matters have not only eaten deep into the public and private sectors, but have also penetrated the circle of intellectuals and religious leaders in Nigeria.

This is the submission of participants at a seminar for religious leaders in the Northwest, organised by Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Kano State.

The deliberation, which drew Islamic scholars, religious leaders and teachers from tertiary institutions, dwelt on combatting corruption through inter-faith platforms.

An Islamic scholar from Sokoto, Dr. Muhammad Gulam, decried the role of university teachers in the recent general elections.

Revealing that some professors, who participated in the poll, couldn’t exonerate themselves from irregularities and sharp practices, he regretted that corruption has penetrated the academia where good characters and behaviours were supposed to be moulded.

Senior pastor of Baptist Church, Zaria, Rev. Isaac Gbadero, expressed worry that the cankerworm of corruption had perpetrated the houses of worship in Nigeria.


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