By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
Founder of Safaudeen in Islam and President of Ajagun Esin Consultative Forum(AECF) , Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke Friday advised Federal, States and Local Governments as well as employers of labour in the country to address the problem of fuel scarcity, black out and unpaid salaries of workers or face the wrath of God.
Professor Olagoke gave the advice during a chat with journalists in Ibadan after the public presentation of some of his books on religion, Engineering and Social Science.
According to the Cleric, the hardship currently facing Nigerian masses in most part of the country like fuel scarcity, black out and unpaid salaries of workers for many months deserve urgent attention from both the government and other stakeholders.
He stressed that Nigerian masses were presently passing through a difficult moment saying,“in most part of the country, petrol has become an essential commodity, but those in power apparently do not experience it as they are supplied free” .
“Black out has become the order of the day with attendant joblessness for artisans. Many states are owing workers salaries running to months. Government policies are yet to bring the expected desired change to the masses. The leaders should address these; else God would not be happy with them” he said.
The Cleric pointed out that “under a good democratic setting, people must be carried along with the policy and programmes of government before implementation through sensitization, opinion poll or referendum tools of decision making as it affects their lives and the state”.
Speaking on insecurity in the country, the Cleric lauded Federal government for the feat so far recorded on war against terrorism, saying, “issues of security must be a concern of every Nigeria”.
“There is need for government to recognize houses of worships in every community as relevant organ of keeping the peace and community security.There is equally a need to create a harmonious working relation among the three sensitive organs of the society; government, cleric and the security agents”.
Speaking at the programme,the Eze Ndigbo of Oyo State, Dr Alex Anozie who was also honoured during the occasion lauded the Shafaudeen In Islam World -Wide for its roles in promoting religious harmony, peace and tolerance in Nigeria.
Address fuel scarcity, black out and unpaid salaries now – Cleric tells Govt
By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.