President Muhammadu Buhari has called on religious movements to assist African countries rid themselves of corruption.
Buhari, according to a statement from his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, made the call at the State House in Abuja yesterday while receiving the Grand Khalifa of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement Worldwide, Sheikh Muhammadul-Kabir.
President Buhari also enjoined such movements to work for the cementing of continental relationships and peaceful coexistence.
Commending the movement’s commitment to spiritual cleansing, he said: “While the evil of material corruption seeks to undermine the dignity and worldly existence of man, moral and spiritual corruption seek to destroy man and condemn him to perpetual punishment by his creator”
President Buhari also lauded the peaceful conduct of the Tijjaniyyah Islamic movement in Nigeria.
Sheikh Muhammadul-Kabir and other clerics accompanying him from several African countries, commended President Buhari for nurturing peaceful coexistence among all religious adherents in the country.
He said they had come to Nigeria to observe their Maulud celebration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad which took place peacefully in Bauchi.