By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
A university lecturer, Professor Yahaya Ibrahim Yero has faulted the provision of immunity clause in the Nigerian Constitution for the President and Governors and advocated for an amendment to allow leaders face the law when they are in default.
Professor Yahaya Yero was speaking at the weekend during a lecture presentation on the occasion of the inauguration of the new officials of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organization (NACOMYO), Bauchi state chapter.
He opined that leaders should be made to be servants of their people, recalling that most of the rightly guided Caliphs were dragged to courts where in most cases judgements were passed in favor of the ordinary citizens.
On the qualities of leadership in Islam, the university don explained that in Islam there are four major qualities which include legal, personal and operational qualities which leaders should possessed.
Also speaking at the occasion, Professor Aminu Ahmad of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi urged leaders to be wary of their utterances which, he observed, make impact on the people.
Aminu, who noted that all men are technically leaders, explained that people will be required by Allah in the hereafter to give account of their leadership in their various homes and places of work.
National President of NACOMYO, Malam Sani Suleman who earlier delivered a lecture on the qualities of good leadership, said leadership and management are interconnected as they complement each other.
President Suleman explained that two key factors in leadership which include spiritual and practice variables should be taken into consideration by leaders in the course of their stewardship
The district head of Bauchi, Alhaji Nuru Adamu Jumba had in a remark congratulated the new officials of the organization, and urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them.
In a vote of thanks on behalf of the new officials, the new state Amir, Professor Abubakar Sadiq Abdullahi called on Muslim youths in the state to come forward and join the group.
Professor Sadiq disclosed that plans are afoot by the NACOMYO new leadership to open local government branches of the organization as part of effort to register more members.