Buhari seeks help of re­li­gious groups against graft

Weekly Trust - - News - Isi­aka Wak­ili

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari has called on re­li­gious move­ments to as­sist African coun­tries rid them­selves of cor­rup­tion.

Buhari, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, made the call at the State House in Abuja yes­ter­day while re­ceiv­ing the Grand Khal­ifa of the Ti­j­janiyya Is­lamic Move­ment World­wide, Sheikh Muham­madulKabir.

Pres­i­dent Buhari also en­joined such move­ments to work for the ce­ment­ing of con­ti­nen­tal re­la­tion­ships and peace­ful co­ex­is­tence.

Com­mend­ing the move­ment’s com­mit­ment to spir­i­tual cleans­ing, he said: “While the evil of ma­te­rial cor­rup­tion seeks to un­der­mine the dig­nity and worldly ex­is­tence of man, mo­ral and spir­i­tual cor­rup­tion seek to de­stroy man and con­demn him to per­pet­ual pun­ish­ment by his creator”

Pres­i­dent Buhari also lauded the peace­ful con­duct of the Ti­j­janiyyah Is­lamic move­ment in Nigeria.

Sheikh Muham­madulKabir and other cler­ics ac­com­pa­ny­ing him from sev­eral African coun­tries, com­mended Pres­i­dent Buhari for nur­tur­ing peace­ful co­ex­is­tence among all re­li­gious ad­her­ents in the coun­try.

He said they had come to Nigeria to ob­serve their Maulud cel­e­bra­tion of the birth­day of the Holy Prophet Muham­mad which took place peace­fully in Bauchi.

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