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  • Updated: April 12, 2024

Kebbi: Idris cautions religious leaders against political comments

Kebbi: Idris cautions religious leaders against political co

The Governor of Kebbi State, Nasir Idris has cautioned religious leaders against using their pulpits to advance their political and selfish interests and described the behaviour as against the divine injunctions.

He lamented that some religious leaders use their pulpits or Tafsir sessions to castigate leaders which he added that he was not immune to.

He equally stated that such acts must end to safeguard the sanctity of the religion and protect the dignity of leaders.

He said: "It is glaring that some Ulama mount the pulpit or use Tafsir sessions to castigate leaders and cast aspersions on their persons for smear campaign or self-fulfilment, I am also not immune from such acts."

Governor Idris who stated this while receiving the Waziri Gwandu, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar who represented the Emir of Gwandu on a courtesy visit at the State Government House in Birnin Kebbi, emphasized that the religious leaders should uphold their value as "moulders of good character and morality devoid of soiling faith with personal aggrandisement."

As contained in a statement on Friday by Yahaya Sarki, the governor's spokesperson, Governor Idris who holds the traditional title of Kauran Gwandu, acknowledged the support and cooperation of the Gwandu Emirate Council led by the Monarch, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar to his administration.

He urged the traditional institutions to sustain prayers for peace and prosperity of the state and expressed his excitement over the return of the durbar during the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr.

He said: "For a long time, durbar has not been staged by the Gwandu Emirate Council until now while I am the governor of the state, being my first observance of the Eid-el Fitr as sitting Chief Executive, I am highly impressed about the colourful event."

He further reiterated his commitment to rebuilding the state's economy and enhancing infrastructural development.

On his part, the Waziri of Gwandu, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar said the visit was to felicitate with the governor on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

The statement partly reads: "He affirmed their support, loyalty and obedience to the Governor and his administration, commending him for the remarkable achievement recorded in transforming Kebbi State, especially the capital Birnin Kebbi, to a modern city worthy of its status.

"He called on people to support Governor Nasir Idris on his quest to develop the state, saying that all hands must be on deck to complement the effort of the governor." 

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