To combat insecurity, the Nigerian government should pay religious leaders a wage, according to imams.
Religious leaders can help battle insecurity in the country, according to the committee of FCT imams initiative (CFII).
Imams and other religious leaders should be integrated in the fight against insecurity in Nigeria, according to Tajuddeen Adigun, head of CFII.
According to NAN, he spoke at the FCT Imams’ 17th extraordinary dawrah (conference) on Saturday in Abuja.
People listen to religious leaders more than politicians, according to Adigun, who spoke on the topic of ‘Unity of Imams as a Forte to the Ummah and Secured Nation.’
“This is not to minimize the importance of politicians, who have been given power by Allah.
Politicians, on the other hand, should not underestimate the power of imams. It is not excessive if the government decides to pay religious leaders salary in order to keep peace.
“When I say religious leaders, I mean non-Muslim religious leaders as well, because all religions have power on their adherents.
I can tell you that in the FCT, we have had so many natural disasters that having 75 percent of the imams offer uniform Friday sermons will help to calm the situation.”
Adigun also urged Imams to take part in the fight against terrorism, even if the government refuses to acknowledge them.
Nigeria is currently confronted with major insecurity issues.
In the north of the country, banditry and kidnapping have increased, with Boko Haram now launching attacks.
Students have become a primary target for bandits.
Bandits raided the Federal Government College in Birnin-Yauri on Thursday and kidnapped students and staff.