1 June 2012

Nigeria: Clerics Task Dakingari On Quality Leadership

Birnin-Kebbi — An Islamic scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Jibril Zuru, has warned Kebbi State government officials on the impending dangers attached to leadership accountability on the day Judgment.

Speaking at a special preaching session organized in commemoration of this year's Democracy Day in Kebbi, the Islamic scholar said leaders should not give to luxury at the expense of the common man, urging them to strive for the upliftment of the socio-economic development of the led.

Another Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu, called on the government to ensure prompt payment of staff salaries, repair of dilapidated roads, improvement in health care and security of lives and property.

Other Muslim cleric, Sheikh Adurraham Isah Jega and Sheikh Muhammad Arzika Argungu, dwelled on issues relating to virtues of patience in leadership.

In his speech, the Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Sa'idu Usman Dakingari, represented by his Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Sheikh Imam Abdullahi Shema, said the government would invite various scholars to discuss on issues as they unfold.

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