A renowned Islamic scholar and President of Ajagun Esin Consultative Forum, Professor Sabit Olagoke, has urged Nigerians to teach and live by the scriptures in order to create a decent society devoid of corruption, injustice and other vices.
Olagoke made the call in Ibadan during his 60th birthday programme where he spoke on “Religion, Beyond the Opium.”
According to him, “there is the need to teach and live by the scriptures to lead a role model life devoid of temptations to steal, kill or improverish. Let us realise in practical sense, the goal of change mantra and the dividend of war against indiscipline and corruption as a way of achieving sustainable development for the nation and the race.”
Professor Olagoke regrettably observed that, “we have lost touch with ethical principles and fear of God. Corruption has eaten deep into the fabrics of judiciary,mainframe of legislature and the band waggon of the executive.”
He advised: “Let us avoid a case of self destruction because experts,technocrats leaders that shun ethics of practice will eventually destroy or vandalise what they are supposed to protect or develop.”
Top clerics and prominent High Chiefs like Senator Lekan Balogun, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland; Chief Femi Osunkunle, former Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Badejoko Adeniji, representative of Eze Ndigbo of Ibadan, Dr.Alex Anozie, Prof. Daud Noibi, Executive Secretary of MUSWEN; Mr Toye Arulogun, Commissioner for Information; Alhaji A. Salami, the Chief launcher, Baba Adiyamo, Baba Sale Musulumi and Chief Lekan Alabi, among others were present during the ceremony that attracted the creme de la creme in the country.