Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective – Cleric

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By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta.
The Secretary-General, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu has called on Nigerians to shun tribal differences and support the administration of President Mohammed Buhari in his faith against corruption in Nigeria.
He made the call while speaking as guest ‎lecturer at the 5th Annual Ramadan Lecture of the Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, yesterday.
The Secretary-General faulted the claims in some quarters that the anti- corruption crusade of the Buhari government was selective.
He also said that insecurity and abject poverty ravaging the country may not abate until corruption is stamped out from the nation’s governance.
The event had in attendance a former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Adegbenga Kaka, a House of Representatives Member, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, and the Commandant, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Brigadier-General Mohammed Danwalis, among other dignitaries.
‎Delivering his lecture entitled, “Islam and Human Security: Fundamental to Sustainable Development,” the JNI scribe described corruption as the bane of Nigeria’s development.
Aliyu said that rather than cast aspersions, all well-meaning Nigerians should endeavour to cooperate with the present federal government in its efforts towards making Nigeria a country which “all of us will be proud of”.
According to him, it was the corruption involved in fighting insurgency that made the issue of Boko Haram to fester into a major security challenge for the country.
“Until our governance is free of corruption, people would continue to suffer human insecurity. The present government has come purposely to change the situation in the country. Corruption is not Yoruba or Hausa or Igbo; corruption does not know any tribe.‎ It is a disease. Until we cure that disease, we will not be able to live peacefully”.
Aliyu enjoined Muslims and Christians to co-exist peacefully and work together in the onerous task of nation-building.
‎He also advised the media against sensational reports, saying investigative journalism should rather be embraced by news administrators and professionals.

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