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Lagos Speaker Urges Nigerians To Be Change Agents

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 12:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tunde Opeseitan  – Lagos

 

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has appealed to Nigerians in general, and Muslims in particular to be agents of real positive change in the country.

Obasa, who stated this at a Ramadan Lecture organized by Citinet in Ikeja, where he delivered a keynote address, also called on Nigerian leaders to hasten the process of revamping the socio-economic structure of the nation in order to effect real change in the life of Nigerians.

He disclosed that the country needed to do away with regime of impunity.For real change to occur in governance in Nigeria, the Speaker emphasized that ‘’our leaders, in their respective positions, must love Allah, obey His will, shun corruption, entrench respected institution of shura, allow rule of law, justice, and equity, transparency in governance, accountability and selfless service to govern their conducts in office.’’

The clamour for change in the running of the affairs of our nation, he pointed out, became necessary ‘’when poverty and injustice in the land had become the order of the day; oppression of the masses by the government through various methods pervaded the whole federation.’’  He further said Islamic concept of change in governance presupposes the establishment of Rule of Law, khilafah (succession of God-fearing leaders) accountability, transparency, justice, equity and doing good and running away from all evils that can truncate dividends of democracy for our people.