As part of efforts geared towards engaging religious leaders and their adherents in the fight against corruption in the country, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has taken its sensitisation lecture to some of the mosques across Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Speaking during the enlightenment lectures held at Mallam Tope Central Mosque and Aduramigba Central Mosque, the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. Baba Alaro Shuaib, reminded participants that they are expected to keep the month of Ramadan holy by shunning all forms of corruption.
Mr. Laaro Sulyman of the Public Enlightenment and Education Department, who represented the RACC at the event, encouraged them to shun all forms of evil associated with corrupt practices and make integrity their lifestyle and watchword.
He further sensitised imams and their congregations on the types and effects of corruption, the core values of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP) as well as the role of Muslims in the fight against corruption as contained in the booklet produced by the Ummah Support Initiative (USI), the National Mosque Abuja, with support from ICPC.
Mr. Sulyman equally used the occasion to educate them about ICPC initiatives and its youth programmes.
The leaders of both mosques, Imams Alhaji Abdulhakeem and Yunus Raji commended the Commission for the sensitisation and promised to intensify efforts on anti-corruption sermons as contained in the Holy Quran.