Thursday, April 5, 2018

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya Chief Implores Leaders to ‘Preach Against Fraud, Corruption, Dishonesty’


“These people should be encouraged to give their stolen wealth to the poor. The truth is, Nigerians are more fraudulent than Europeans who don’t attend churches and mosques."

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | Int'l Desk
Source/Credit: The Nation Nigeria
By The Nation Reporter | April 3, 2018

The Amir Sahib, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Dr. Mash’hud Fashola, has said the nation’s problem is caused by dishonesty, corruption and fraud.

He said religious leaders should preach against them.

Fashola spoke in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, after a two-day visit to the Akinyele Circuit of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at.

He said religious leaders should bury their sectional, denominational and religious differences to take the country out of its predicament.

The Amir Sahib, a former head of Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Akoka, said: “Religion has failed in Nigeria because some of our religious leaders are preaching something else, instead of preaching truthfulness, honesty and piety needed for nation-building.

“Imagine a contractor who collected N250 million for a project that could be executed with N50 million. These are some of the things affecting the country.

“Our hypocrisy knows no bound. We are religious but not God-fearing. Our religious leaders are expected to change the people. We can challenge the government to move the nation forward.”

He said the solution to the nation’s problems starts from churches and mosques, noting that religious leaders should unite to demand good governance.

According to him, “our religious leaders should stop honouring wealthy people, who made their wealth from corrupt, fraudulent and other questionable means.

“These people should be encouraged to give their stolen wealth to the poor. The truth is, Nigerians are more fraudulent than Europeans who don’t attend churches and mosques.

“It is a pity that our youths are very lazy. What we should be preaching to them is hard work.”

Fashola hailed the Catholic bishops for their visit to the Presidency on the country’s situation and for condemning stealing, looting and killings.

He urged the government to ensure that Nigerians have access to food and job, saying these would reduce insecurity and crime.

The Islamic leader, who also visited the University of Ibadan, where he was received by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Ambrose Emilolorun-Ayelari, praised the leadership of the institution for ensuring a peaceful atmosphere.

He implored the university not to relent in promoting morality among youths.


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