A prominent Islamic scholar, Sheik Uthman Sannu Sheu has identified lie as major factor responsible for the thrive of corruption in Nigeria.
He expressed that nobody irrespective of his caliber involving in corruption will not go scot free from the wrath of Almighty Allah on the Day of Judgment.
Sheik Sannu Sheu disclosed this at the Oyo State Judiciary Muslim Community Annual Ramadan Lecture on the topic ‘Corruption: Causes, Effect and Way Out’ held at High Court of Justice, Ring Road, Ibadan on May 18th, 2019.
The guest lecturer noted that the future of this country will remains uncertain because the ruled and the rulers have inculcated habit of lie as part of cultural and value system with purpose of acquiring material wealth for personal use.
Sheik Uthman Sannu Sheu revealed that if the people both at the top and lower hierarchies of government, ruled and the rulers, rich and the poor can do away with lie other crimes such as corruption, thief, fornication, killing among others will be reduced to the barest minimum.
He reiterated that deviation from the habit of lying will bring the people closer to almighty Allah with belief and concious that everybody will give account of his stewardship on the Day of Judgement and each will receive his reward accordingly.
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Ladi Abimbola in his address emphasized that protocol in the delivering of official duties does not allow anybody to involve in corruption and other ungodly behaviours.
Justice Abimbola added that Almighty Allah has in His Holy Quran promised those who have the knowledge of law and refused to use in His way His wrath on the Day of Judgement, while those who apply it will be rewarded.
He noted that all indices of corruption have been identified by the guest lecturer, charging all and sundry to check themselves and adjust where necessary.
The Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Lukman Lanlehin, who was represented by Alhaji Rasaq Olajide while commending the organizers on the choice of the guest lecturer, charged Judiciary to leave up to its expectation as the last hope of the common man.
This year’s edition of the Ramadan lecture witnessed the presence of Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Deputy Governor-elect, Engr. AbdulRauf Olaniyan, Oyo South Senator-elect, Dr. Kola Balogun, Iya Adini of Yoruba land, Alhaja Sekinat Adekola, Hon. Akeem Ige, Alhaji Nureni Akanbi and popular Fuji artist, King Saheed Osupa among others.