Cleric tasks politicians on good governance

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja


A religious Cleric from the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, Imam Nura Khalid has urged people at the helm of affairs to provide good governance to citizens and deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

He also called on politicians to be guided by the tenets and teaching of God in carrying out their political activities in the country.

Imam Khalid made the call when members of the Justice Must Prevail Party, JMPP, led by it Acting National Chairman Dr Olusegun Ijagbemi paid a solidarity visit to the Mosque in Abuja during the Jumaat prayer.

The religious leader who called on politicians to take God first, obey Him and do His will in the course of pursuing their political ambition also charged them to be united and snub any act that may lead to political mayhem in their respective constituencies.

He noted that Politicians must always be law abiding including their faithful as there cannot be development in any atmosphere where there is no peace and tranquillity.

According to him, “I want to admonish politicians to play the game according to the constitutional rules and always involve the Almighty God in all their undertaking so that He can tell them the next step to follow. Politicians at all levels should also let the interest of the electorates be the number one aspect in their programmes for the people as well as development of the society “.

Earlier, the Acting National Chairman of the JMPP,  Dr Olusegun Ijagbemi who stated that the visit was to seek God’s intervention towards the party success during the 2019 general election also said that JMPP is here to give Nigerians the confidence they have lost from politicians over the years.

Dr Ijagbemi said that promoting citizens’ welfare and security of lives and property would be one of the major concerns of the party, if elected.

The JMPP National Chairman also explained that the party would use technology to monitor the country’s borders and that security forces would be highly motivated.

According to him, “this party is going to fence Nigeria and create only regulated route for people to come in and go out of the country. “You can no longer move boys or girls across the border with trailer and then say you have captured or recovered them. “There will be no need for people sleeping with their hearts panting. You cannot just come into the country, invade it and steal our oil”.

 Ijagbemi stated that JMPP government would strengthen the immigration laws, and that border control would be exercised maximally.

He said that citizenship laws would also be reviewed to meet the exigencies of current happenings in the world.

Dr. Ijagbemi who decried the level of unemployment in the country, said that, it was unacceptable, “considering the fact that the nation was reputed as one of the richest in the world in human and natural resources’’.

The party will also encourage the formation of new industries in line with modern technological trends using the products of the revamped technical schools and polytechnics. “Skills development centres will be established in all local government councils of the country”.

He said the party started in 2010 in Kaoje village in Kebbi State and registered by INEC in 2017.

He said the party would give 10% of national income to be distributed monthly to the less privileged.

The chairman reiterated that the party would fight corruption in a non-political manner as the oath taking before assuming office would naturally eliminate corrupt activities since defaulters would have death repercussion.

In her remarked, A Chieftain of the Party who goes with the title of Mother of Nations, Mr Sarah Jibril said the JMPP was here to rescue Nigeria and promote peaceful co-existence.

She said the party would guarantee righteous governance and religious tolerance.