As Muslims in Nigeria and across the world celebrated this year’s Ramadhan, a prominent Ibadan based Islamic Cleric, Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke has charged the country’s leaders to urgently translate their words into action in order to save the country from the precipice occasioned by the current security challenges in the land.
Olagoke who is the Founder and Spiritual Head of Shafaudeen In Islam Worldwide, Wakajaye, Ibadan, in his Eid ‘l Fitri message titled “Work The Talk” made available to newsmen, gave the charge against the backdrop of insecurity, corruption, general loss of lives and property, poverty, hunger and diseases in the country.
According to him, “We must change from the ordinary ‘Talk Shop’ to that of “Working the Talk” as change agents for the necessary transformation.”
He said, ” for Nigeria disease and corruption not to drive us into the precipice of political and hatred based agitation for Restructuring challenge and threat of Secession, Nigerians and her Government must act on the 7-Points Reform Agenda of the Youth Peaceful Protesters silenced.
He admonished religious leaders on the need to live exemplary lifestyles and teach the Scripture on Peace, Justice, Equity, Security, Sustainable Development and peaceful co-existence.
The Islamic cleric also urged parents to ensure good parenting so as to produce real future leaders for the society while the Traditional Rulers must resuscitate our Culture of self-esteem and integrity.
“Academic Institutions and Professional bodies must be engaged in Research for restoration of lost values while Government and the Rich must institutionalize the concept of philanthropy and Inclusive Society for a better social order of Peace, Security, Wellness of the people and tranquility of the minds, unity and accelerated development,” he added.