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Accountability, love are keys to Nigeria’s progress – Cleric

An Islamic scholar, Alhaji Mamoon Eleshinmeta has called on the Nigerian leaders to follow the tenets of Islam which include good deeds and truthfulness.

Alhaji Eleshinmeta stated this at a Ramadan lecture titled “Islam and Governance” organized by Muslim Media Practitioner of Nigeria, MMPN, Oyo State Chapter, held at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS, Ibadan.

He said for Nigeria to develop, there must be fairness, accountability, love and empathy from leaders to the people.

Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Sabit Adegoke who was represented by Alhaji Aderinto Sulaiman said Nigerians especially Muslims should always remember the country in their prayers to achieve a greater nation.

L-R. Oyo MMPN Chairman, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi, Oyo REC, Mr. Mutiu Agboke and the FRCN Zonal Director, Ibadan National Station, Alhaji Mohammed Bello

In his welcome address, MMPN chairman, Oyo State Chapter, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi said the aim of the program was to contribute to spiritual uplift of Muslims and the entire country.

Contributing, the Zonal Director, Federal Radio Corporation on Nigeria, FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station, Alhaji Mohammed Bello cautioned Muslims against immoral acts and urged them to always be mindful of their deeds in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran.

Hightlights of the program included presentation of award to the Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Mutiu Agboke and recitation of the Holy Quran.

Rasheedah Makinde

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