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Published On: Tue, Mar 10th, 2020

Cleric appeals to Kebbi govt to appoint SA on religious affairs

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From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi

An Islamic Cleric Sheikh Abubakar Abdullahi Giro Arugungu has made a passionate appeal to the Kebbi State Governor Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu to appoint Special Adviser on Religion Affairs.
He made this called yesterday at the lunching of N62,755,000.00 million organized by the Hisbah which was held at presidential lodge Birnin Kebbi adding that appointing the SA on religion affairs will bring a synergy between the Government and the religions leaders.
Giro who his the guest speaker and also an Islamic scholar said that there is a lot of challenges behind the request, urge the Governor to pay more attention to the request for the successful governance.
“There is a lot of advice we have to offer but if there is no SA on religion affairs it will not work, this will be a link between the two parties, without that nothing would be done in terms of good governance” he added.
Responding, the Kebbi State Governor Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu who also charge all the religion leaders to used their positions to advice Governments on good Governance, adding that it is the responsibility of the religions leaders to preach for good governance and ensured quality leadership in the country.
He explained further that religion leaders has right to question any governments on how he expanded their expenditures “you are supposed to asked government on the positions of revenues and expenditures, people are ignorant on what we are receiving and how we are spending it” he added.
He then thanks the organizer of the programme for bringing unity among the ullamas and government, assured them that government will look into all their request.

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