The Chief Imam of Akure kingdom, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Yayi Akorede has called on the Muslim Ummrah to take the welfare of their leaders a priority to avoid them being beggars in the society and the country at large.
He spoke with The Hope during the 11th annual Ramadan lecture organised by the FUTA Muslim community at the weekend in Akure , the Ondo state capital.
He said Muslim faithfuls should emulate their Christian counter parts who prioritises the welfare of their Pastors to the extend of building them houses, sponsoring their children to schools among majority of other things.
This, he opined will empower them to react actively to issues involving development of the nation rather than encouraging illegalities due to incentives giving to them.
He urged the state government to do something about the welfare of the religious leaders in the budget as done in other states.
He also appealed to the state Government to further increase the number of Muslims in governance which will further help Muslim leaders to benefit from them like the Christians.
The Chairman of the Occasion, Dr. Saliu Oyelani, described the lecture which titled “Modern Business Transactions- Islamic Perspective” as very timely considering the economic situation of the country .
Oyelani observed that people use many ways to look for money which is not according to the doctrine of Islam describing it as the economic failure in the country.
He urged people to remember that whatever they do in the world would be accountable to God Almighty.
The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Akure , (FUTA) , Prof. Joseph Fuwape applauded the Muslim community for the peaceful co-existent in the university environment.
Fuwape, who was represented by Dr. Gbadamosi Olatunde Belau admonished people on the right path and to always encourage people to attend such functions.
Earlier, the Chairman, of the Muslim FUTA community, Prof. Ishiaq Adekunle Amoo appreciated people for attending the occasion and the guest lecturer Dr. Abdul wasiu Muhammed Awwal for the justice done on the topic.