An Islamic cleric, Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke, on Wednesday predicted that Nigeria will continue to suffer from realizing its potentials unless the present administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other stakeholders put an end to corruption in the country.
Olagoke, who is also the founder and Spiritual Head of Shafaudeen- in- Islam organization, made this declaration while addressing journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The former Dean, School of Engineering, Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State while speaking, maintained that it is important to note that unless the issue of corruption is squarely addressed and institutional indiscipline is replaced with restored value of the culture of integrity and sanity, the dream for Nigeria to move forward will be a mirage.
He urged President Buhari, state governors and other stakeholders in the country to find a way to address the issue of corruption diligently. Olagoke said, “It is important to note that unless the issue of corruption is squarely addressed and institutional indiscipline is replaced with restored value of our culture of integrity and sanity, where deterrence through meritorious and objective foundation of justice would underline the process of anti-corruption crusade, Nigeria would continue to suffer from realizing the true and appreciable human development index”.
Olagoke while speaking further urged Nigerians to see the fear of Allah (God) as the baseline that can promote culture of moral discipline, integrity, transparency and accountability which will help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Olagoke while felicitating with Muslims on the forthcoming Eld-Kabir festival, noted that the culture of the fear of God assures us of living without fear or loss.
According to him, the pandemic broke out through occultic practices by the principalities of darkness using Science of destruction to throw the whole world into panic of death.
This, he said, has rubbished human efforts on economic development for sustenance by the threat of disruptions on the institutions of culture, education, religion and governance with astronomical daily increase on death tolls without respect for race or economic class. Olagoke said, “There is no acceptable drug or vaccine yet for the cure while the affected institutions (C,E,R,G) are yet to be revamped into beneficiaries operations. Much as the hygiene rules, social distancing, use of face marks must be respected, all professionals and stakeholders must not relax and relent in finding lasting solution.
“Let us all cleanse the houses of God of dirt and profanity to assume its rightful status of sacredness. Equally, let us make sacrosanct Scripture Compliance with fear of God to win divine intervention of Allah (God) and secure His favour to render impotent and inactive COVID-19 virus and stop its spread to zero-sum
“Let us all justify all festivals we celebrate in the name of God through moral discipline, fear of God to enhance and promote fraud-free Society full of Harmony, Security and Prosperity.
“Blurred vision, dearth of vision and knowledge would render all intellectuals and leaders into futile efforts because the people glorify God in deceit without acting o on death tolls without respect for race or economic”.