Nsukka Imam urges Nigerians to obey leaders
The Chief Imam, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Central Mosque and Vice-president, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sheik Adam Idoko, has urged Nigerians to obey elected and appointed leaders to move the country forward.
Idoko, who gave the advice in Nsukka yesterday during a prayer session to mark the Eid el-Fitri, said all leaders were approved by God, as nobody could make himself or herself a leader.
“We should be obedient and submissive to our leaders because it is God that put them there. Every leadership comes from God and the Holy Koran says, we should obey those in authority,’’ he said.
He said the rate at which some Nigerians condemn government policies and programmes just to blackmail the government in power was unfair.
“We should try to encourage our leaders and support their programmes to move the country forward. Leaders on their own part should be compassionate on their subjects by treating them fairly and not diverting money meant for development to their personal pocket. Nigerians should respect their fellow human beings based on his good character and not because of the wealth the person has,’’ he said.
The Imam thanked Allah for a successful Ramadan fast and harped on the need for Muslims to use the lessons learnt during the Ramadan to live in peace with their creator and their fellow human beings.
Idoko commended Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s developmental stride, especially in the area of road construction which he noted, made all parts of the state accessible. (NAN)