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Quran, Hadith solution to corruption – Kosoko

Alh. Abdul-Hakeem Kosoko, a former Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Religious Matters, has said the Quran and Hadith are remedies to stop corruption in Nigeria.

He said this at a lecture in Lagos State, organised by the Shooting Stars of Islam (SSI), commemorating its 75th anniversary in Ilupeju last Sunday.

Other Islamic clerics also attended the lecture themed, ‘Corruption and the impact on the Muslim Ummah’

Kosoko said: “The only way out of our present predicament (corrupt practices), is for us to go back to the bases, which are, the Quran and Hadith (sunnah); from these, we will understand that unlawful accumulation of wealth will take one nowhere.” He also explained that those involved in graft practices would stop if they knew their deeds counts when they meet the Creator.

President of SSI, Alh. Nosrudeen Kekere-Ekun emphasized the importance of teaching children morals which he said will benefit the country.

“We understand that it may take time before the adults inculcate fairness. But if we begin to inculcate good morals in our children at this time, we would be addressing corruption,” he said.


Solomon Obende
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