A lecturer at the Department of Actuarial and Insurance, University of Lagos, Dr. Tajudeen Yusuf, has urged the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to always educate Muslim clerics in order to make them partners in progress for national development.
Delivering the pre-Ramadan lecture organised by Fountain University, Osogbo, Dr. Yusuf said the NSCIA should encourage Muslim clerics to always promote religious tolerance in the interest of unity and harmony among the citizenry.
According to him, continuous enlightenment of Islamic leaders in the country would nip in the bud the emergence of dangerous sects such as Boko Haram.
He therefore urged Muslim clerics to always make comments and statements on political, economic and religious issues rather than talking only during the Ramadan period. Dr. Yusuf advised the NSCIA to translate the Quran into various Nigerian languages.
He tasked Nigerians, especially the Muslims, to always hold political leaders accountable, saying this would make those in power to behave well.
In his own speech, FUO Vice Chancellor and chairman of the occasion, Prof. Bashir Raji, charged Muslims to develop interest in politics while urging those in positions of authority to show leadership by example.
The Pre- Ramadan lecture was graced by Gov. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, represented by Alh. Olatunde Young, a member of the Governing Council of the university, Oba El-Maruf Magbagbeola, the Olufon of Ifon-Orolu Kingdom among other important personalities.