The Chief Imam of Ijebu-Ode, Mufutau Ayanbadejo, has decried the spate of corruption in Nigeria and urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to relent in the anti-corruption war.
Mr Ayanbadejo made the call while delivering his sermon at the Ijebu-Ode Eid Praying Ground on Tuesday in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
He said it was worrisome that those perceived to have contributed to the menace of corruption were still walking free in spite of concrete evidence against them.
He added that capital punishment for corrupt practice or long jail terms for high profile personalities would serve as deterrent to others.
The cleric urged politicians to be truthful and accountable and not to fail those who entrusted them with their mandate.
Mr Ayanbadejo also stressed the need for the government to look inwards and initiate programmes and policies that would reduce the level of penury and hunger in the land.
He called on Muslims to live in peace with one another as the Holy Quran preaches.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...