A group, the University of Nigeria Nsukka Muslim Community, has urged Nigerians of all walks of life to shun corruption and halt any attempt by anyone to perpetuate it in the country.
This was as the group noted that the country was sinking because of the scourge, adding that it was high time the citizenry rose behaviour to stop it or risk being consumed by it.
The Vice President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Ebonyi State/South-East Zone, Dr. Haroun Ajah, stated this during the group’s one-day community parley, tagged, ‘Promoting accountability and anti-corruption through behavioural change approaches’, in Abakaliki,
Speaking at the program which had in attendance Muslim leaders and students; Christians; women; youths; and the traditional rulers, among others, the Islamic scholar observed that Nigeria was on the verge of extinction if nothing was done by the citizens to save it from the grip of corruption.
While noting that corruption had eaten deep into the fabric of the nation, he explained that it was everybody’s responsibility to stop its spread.