A Muslim Cleric and Chief Imam of Alhabibiyyah Central Mosque in Nigeria, Ustaz Fuad Adeyemi has called on religious leaders to preach against corruption in the country.
Adeyemi who is also the Executive Director of the MacArthur Foundation made the call in Abuja during the unveiling of “Eat Halal,” project which aims to educate Islamic clerics with the right information on the danger of corruption.
The event which was organized by Ahababiyyah Islamic Society had a book presentation; “Sermon Guides for Imams,” to encourage accountability and transparency through faith-based intervention.
According to Ustaz Fuad Adeyemi the “Eat Halal,” project shows Islamic clerics how to speak against corruption using their divine mandate and influence on their congregants.
“That project Eat-Fin was indeed first of its kind that deliberately and systematically enrolled in influential religious leaders in the fight against corruption.
“Unless and until religious leaders take the front stage in the fight against corruption in Nigeria, the nation might just be probing endlessly without positive results.
“We believe strongly that government alone cannot succeed without the input of religious leaders, who command respect and followership across the larger segments of the society,” he added
The Chairman of the Foundation, Mr Kolade Shatimma, explained that faith has a role to play in tackling issues that affect the development of any society.
“Faith is not only performing five daily prayers or attending Church services but also the values should be reflected in our day to day activities to move our society forward.
Muslim Cleric urges religious leaders to preach against corruption