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Lagos to pay Pastors, Imams to teach against Immorality and Corruption

The Lagos State Government, in a bid to curb corruption and immorality, has announced plans to actively engage some religious leaders from both the Christian and Islamic sects.

The government plan to place them (Pastors and Imams) on a salary structure as they commence special reorientation of the populace against social vices.

Herald.ng gathered that the Lagos State commissioner for home affairs, Abdulhakeem Abdulateef, revealed these plans during a sensitization programme for imams and scholars across the state, on Thursday, July 26.

The commissioner disclosed that the Lagos  state government would continue to interact with religious leaders, and tasked them to be above board and encourage their followers to shun corruption.

He said: “We shall be willing to even engage many of them by making provision for their salaries so that they can assist government to re-orientate the people for good.

“Imams and Pastors are believed to be men of God. So we need all of you to help us to encourage the right values in the society; particularly in the area of accountability and anti-corruption.

“We must remember that the Almighty Allah will ask all of us to render account of our deeds in the hereafter. So, the Imams and other religious clerics should lead us in the right direction because they are our leaders.

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