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Cleric urges leaders to abide by oath of office

Sheikh Muhammadu Isah-Kutigi has urged political leaders to abide by oath of office and remember the day of judgment in the discharge of their duties.

Isah-Kutigi, proprietor, Madarasatul Faitul Islam in Dutsen Kura Gwari, made the call during Qura’nic Graduation (Wolimat) of 114 students in Minna on Sunday.

He said the society would experience the much desired dividends of democracy when elected and appointed leaders lived above board.

“They should always remember that they have either sworn with Holy Qur’an or Holy Bible, and as such, should not renege on such oaths”, he said.

The cleric also advised leaders to shun materialism, adding that they should fear God in the discharge of their duties to the people.

The cleric called on Muslims to pray for peace, unity and progress of the country and for President Buhari to overcome the security challenges bedeviling the nation.

He said that sustained prayers would allow the nation to overcome the devilish acts threatening its peaceful coexistence.

He also urged Nigerians to continue to tolerate and live in peace with one another irrespective of religion, culture and ethnic differences

On behalf of the graduates, Miss Rukayat Baba-Muhammed, commended the proprietor for sparing his time to teach them the knowledge of Islam and the Holy Qur’an

She called on parents to enrol their children in schools to acquire both western and Islamic education.

Baba-Muhammed added that acquiring western and Islamic education would allow for a secured society as majority of youths engaged in vices due to lack of knowledge.


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