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Friday, October 5

Sultan of Sokoto reveals factors responsible for rampant corruption, bad governments in Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has blamed the unprecedented corruption in the country and bad governance on money- based politics.

Abubakar, who is the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, made the disclosure at the 23rd Ummah Convention, organised by the Ummah Movement in Abuja.

The monarch lamented that the nation’s political culture had deteriorated and become increasingly mercantile, where money becomes everything.

He said, “We cannot allow full reins to money politics and expect corruption to go away.

“This is partly responsible for bad governance that has characterised our polity, subverting our development, perpetrating poverty and eliciting the unending social conflicts.

“This money-based politics will continue to fuel the unprecedented corruption we see in our society; as a result of these, our pristine values as people have been supplanted and our future thrown into jeopardy.

“All leaders – political, spiritual and traditional – need to come together to salvage our polity from dangers that the current political culture poses. The consequences of ignoring these standards are already showing and we must not wait until the bubbles burst.”

Abubakar urged leaders at all levels to take issues of leadership seriously.

“We cannot ignore centuries old wisdom which places high premium on leadership and places criteria for shouldering responsibilities,” he added.

posted from Bloggeroid

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