Lagos - The Chief Imam of Ifako Ijaiye
Central Mosque in Lagos, Sheik Ridwan Raji, on Friday called on the new
ministers to work in synergy towards growing the Nigerian economy.
Raji told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that synergy in
actions of the ministers and the presidency would go a long way towards
eliminating corruption and facilitating speedy development.
"My advice for them is that they should fear God in all
what they would be doing.
"And I would implore them to work hand in hand with
President Muhammadu Buhari because I think he has a very good objective for
"And if the ministers should be able to work hand-in-hand
with the president, I think the change we are all talking about would come to
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"They can really partner with the president if they begin
fighting corruption right from inside their house.
"They should fight themselves against corruption, fight
their hearts, free their own mind at the same time before they could fight the
corruption with the presidency.
"Let them discharge diligently their duties; let them
believe they are going there to work.
"They should not have the mind of going into government to
embezzle the resources of Nigeria.
"What is being allocated to their different parastatals,
they should be able to discharge it.
"They should not be eyeing petroleum, let them put money in
other resources so that Nigeria would grow more than this.’’