The leader of Tijaniyyah Islamic sect in Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has said nepotism and electing incompetent people to public offices are the highest forms of corruption, saying that any country that indulges in these acts will never be prosperous.
Sanusi made the disclosure while speaking virtually at the 2021 Convention of the Guild of Muslim Professionals (GMP) held between December 25 – 27, 2021 at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos.
The theme of the three-day convention that featured Muslim professionals in different endeavours was: The path to a prosperous nation, pains and prospects.
The former CBN Governor said there is a need for Nigeria to understand the importance of appointing the right people into public offices.
According to him, We need to understand the importance of having competent people in public offices. We need to stop this idea of putting a square peg in a round hole. Nepotism and appointing incompetent people are the highest forms of corruption and the country suffers from this.
Sanusi emphasised on the importance of prayers, as he called on Nigerians to seek Allah’s guardian for the leaders.
He said, this country, Nigeria at this this point in time needs our prayers. As we go through very difficult times, the economy is going through difficult periods. We need to pray for our leaders that they get the wisdom to pursue the right economic policies and turn it around. To provide the security for life and property within the borders of this country. To address increasing poverty, inflation
“And we as citizens need to apply ourselves and our minds to the formulation of the best programmes and policies for poverty alleviation in our country,” he added.
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