Nigerian leaders tasked on honesty, faithfulness

Tunde Akanbi,Ilorin


A Don, Professor AGAS Oladosu, has charged Nigerian leaders to be honest, faithful, and sincere and desist from mocking the democratic system.

Professor Oladosu from the department of Arts Education, University of Ilorin, said this while delivering a paper titled ” Islam and Good Governance: The case of Nigeria “, said leaders, who take oath of office must always be upright in the discharge of their duties.

According to him, to swear with the holy books without commitment is an act of betrayal and a capital offence that attracts the wrath of Allah.

Professor Oladosu said Muslims must allow various acts of ibadah to impact positively on their actions, reactions, interactions, transactions and even inactions.

The University lecturer however said  politicians, government officials and the public deserved to be groomed  and sensitized on the relevant rules, regulations and laws.

Professor Oladosu explained that such relevant rules, regulations and laws put in place would guide the against  vices, offences and all acts of impunity thwarting good governance in the country.

The Don recommended that dismissed officers as well as dubious and fraudulent characters should no more be allowed to play any leadership role in the affairs of the country.

Professor Oladosu said individuals who are to assume the leadership of the country should be worthy, credible, responsible, truthful, just, fair, impartial and pious.