By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
An Islamic cleric, Sheik AbdulAzeez AbdurRasaq, has attributed lack of integrity of pubic office holders to the rising cases of corruption in Nigeria.
The cleric who is the Chief Imam of Daru’Salam, Sango, Ilorin, spoke on “Islam and Integrity in Public Office” at the Ramadan lecture of Osun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osogbo.
He advised Muslims in public office to have strong determination to protect their integrity and learn from the Caliph Umar, who he said let the whole world without blemish.
“Whoever acquire wealth in a public office aside his rightful dues, would account for it on the day of judgement.
He expressed dissatisfaction over the involvement of some justices who were arrested for corruption cases, saying those that are suppose to be the last hope of common man have become calamity for the nation.
The Chairman of the occasion and Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, commended Journalists for the topic of the lecture.
Oyetola who is a governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), declared his intention to continue the work of Aregbesola.
He said Lagos state is progressing because of the continuity of programmes, saying “that is what we need in Osun and I’m offering myself for the job.