Clerics urge Nigerians to uphold Justice

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

Justice has been described as a panacea for equitable distribution of societal wealth and restoration of peace in the world.

This formed the message at the annual Ramadan lecture organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, Lagos Information Chapel with the theme ‘Corruption-free society; Happy Society.’

A Missioner of Ahmadiyah Muslim Society, Nofiu Abdulsalam explained that “adequate Justice, Goodness and Righteousness among the people will engender a better society.”

“Ramadan is an institution which encapsulates the other four pillars of Islam and it gives room for fervent observance of the tenets of the religion during the month. So, Muslims must endeavour to let such holiness in them resonate for another 11 months to ensure a better society,” Abdulsalam said.

He urged people to intensify campaigns against the prevalence of social ills and canvassed support for government’s social reformation campaign ‘Change begins with me’.

Abdulsalam was speaking on the topic,‘Societal Moral Decadence; the Islamic Solution.’

A University Don, Tajudeen Yusuf emphasised the need for a Corruption-free society, which according to him, will enhance development and peace in Nigeria..

Yusuf commended the Anti-Corruption drive of the President Buhari’s led government and called for stiffer punishment for those guilty of the laws on graft.

“We should stop emulating those who had stolen to become rich because they will all account for their loot on the day of judgement,” he said.

Yusuf advised journalists to always report on Nigeria’s good image snd make proper findings before relaying data to the public.

He also enjoined Clerics to always preach against the Corruption at the pulpit.

Yusuf spoke on the topic: ‘The Anti-Corruption Crusade; the Islamic point of view.’

Mercy Chukwudiebere