A university Don has urged Islamic clerics particularly to lead the campaign against corruption across the country.
Professor Kolawole Oloso, the Head of department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, stated in his lecture at The Training of Trainers (TOT) for Imams and Scholars organised by Al-habibiyyah Islamic Society in Lagos, that the first place to tackle corruption was the mosque because the clerics has unfettered freedom to converse and talk about the evils in the land.
He noted that if the campaign is to be successful, the imams and alfas must be free of corruption upholding high moral standards worthy of emulation.
“For the war against corruption to be successful, the religious houses where thousands of faithful gather every week has to be considered and the imams and alfas must lead the campaign themselves by proving to be corruption free.
I want to urge all our imams and all persons to desist from unwholesome behaviour capable of dementing the image of the religion,” Oloso who is also an imam urged.
Over forty Imams and alfas took part in the two-day training held in Ogba area of Lagos under the Project EAT-Fin.
The Executive Director, Imam Fuad Adeyemi stated that over five thousand persons including elites had partaken in the ‘know your Quran in 2 months’ program which had gotten commendations from participants.
He reiterated that it was imperative for the clerics to begin a behavioural change by preaching against corruption and leading by examples. The TOT for Imams and Scholars had been held in Kogi, ilorin and other cities.