By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The Shafaudeen In-Islam Worldwide has declared that Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences commission (ICPC), Economic and financial Crime Commission (EFCC) alone cannot succeed in the on going war against corruption in Nigeria without the synergy of religious leaders.
This was contained In a communique issued at the end of the group’s 2017 Ishrat signed by the Engineer Teribiya B. S. Aderinto Chairman, Communique Drafting committee and the spiritual Head and Grand Imam of Shafaudeen In-Islam Worldwide Professor S. A. Olagoke JP.
According to the movement, the present anti corruption war in Nigeria need spiritual attention considering the fact that corruption has turned itself into a serious problem in the country calling for spiritual attention.
“Corruption still remains the bane of Nigeria’s economic challenges thriving on the loss of our core values of integrity. Religious houses should be pragmatic in their preaching by emphasizing morality and core values of integrity as a way of building ambassadors who will be honourable and reliable representatives of their religious learnings”it said.
The Islamic movement emphasized in the communique that “this will be through intuitive application of scriptural lessons when they get to political positions and public offices, they recommended”.
It stressed further that “for the success of the Government cubing corruption and creating an enabling environment for development, all hands must be on deck; hence all are enjoined to support Government activities directed at revamping the ailing economy to avoid working at cross purposes”.
While charging homes and the school to train and teach desirable behaviours through role modelling,it advocated diversification of the Nigerian economy in favour of agriculture with emphasis on mechanization and value chains “addition to enhance youth employment and guarantee increased Gross Domestic Product” (GDP).
“Our educational policy deserves to be highly enriched with vocational orientations content and entrepreneurship training. This will not only punch the thirst for employment among youths but will also curb the attendant social vices and crimes.”
Commenting on the wave of unemployment in the country, the group lamented that youths are veritable tools for development as most of them are endowed with potentials or energy deposits with the readiness to make remarkable impacts on national development.
The Shafaudeen In-Islam Worldwide also urged that “government should therefore tap the best of the youths through capacity building for youth empowerment”.
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.