Organisation urges religious leaders to be self dependent

Amina Mohammed, Abuja

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Faith-based Organisation, Al-Habibiyya Islamic Society has urged religious leaders to be self dependent in order to make the country better and corrupt free.

The Organisation made the call at a sensitisation workshop for empowering religious leaders in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.

Al-Habibiyya Islamic Society noted that for Nigeria to be a corruption free nation, Religious leaders have a major role to play.

Speaking at the event, the National Chief Imam, Imam Fuad Adeyemi explained that “there can be no fight against corruption if the people that you want to talk about are the one funding you, therefore by the time they withdraw what they are giving you, the topic will change as well”.

the aim of this training is to sensitise the religious leaders on empowerment to be independent to a certain extend where when they are empowered and independent, they would be able to say the truth without the fear of anybody,” Faud Said.

Similarly, the coordinator of ‘EAT-Fin’ Foundation, Hajia Rekiya Momoh-Abaji said that “the workshop which is an ongoing programme is also a successful one because the target we set for ourselves have reached”.

She further urged all stakeholders to “pursue the truth even if you are the last man standing have the courage to be accountable and transparent in the way you do things”.

According to Hajia Rekiya, “the rationale behind the EAT-Fin is to design a continuous programme that would guide the religious leaders who will form the path towards a corrupt free Nation”.

One of the participants Mrs Salamatu Sani said that “the workshop is about changing ones perception of the way of life and the way we look at things in this country. We educate people and make them know the responsibilities bestowed on them by the Almighty Allah (S.W.T) about accountability”.

Another participant Salawudeen Yunus added that “all members involve should disseminate the information we receive in the course of the workshop so that the society will begin to change for the better”.

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