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Council Boss urges Muslim clerics not to pray for corrupt politicians
With the near intolerable security challenges threatening the nation in the recent past, resulting from poverty and un-employment,the Chairman Transition Management Committee (TMC) of Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa state,,Alhaji Umar Bala Mohammed has noted with a grave concern the increase in corruption cases among the politicians and their business collaborators in the country.
The TMC chairman who made the observation on Monday while addressing the officials and members of Jama ‘at Nasurul Islam,JNI in Toto,headquarters of the local government frowned at the involvement of some highly noted islamic scholars in praying for corrupt officials to escape the hammer of the law enforcement agencies.
The chairman stated that custodians of faith must not be seen to be indulging in sinful practices such as aiding and abetting corrupt officials who have contributed to the death of thousands of innocent Nigerians out of their mischief and fraudulent practices in offices.
He explained that, though the religious leaders are working for God, they should not be turned to beggars by keeping them idle while they have potentials to contribute to the economy of the land.
Muhammed who cautioned Muslim preachers against the use of abusive languages ,called on parents, teachers, Imams and traditional rulers to rise up against the growing the rising in discipline which has led to the endemic corruption in the society
He therefore appealed to the JNI to offer special prayers for return of peace and a harmonious Nigeria
Responding,the chairman of the Jamaatu Nasurul Islam (JNI) in the area, Alhaji Saidu Umaru Dikko assured that the JNI in the area is very vigilant in view of the security situation in the country pointing out that though security is business of all, it is imperative the Ummah to be extra vigilant so as not to be taken by surprise.