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Sheikh Jingir Tasks Religious Leaders to Preach Accountability, Transparency

Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, the National Chairman Council of Ulama Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS Jos) has called on Muslim and Christian leaders to preach and encourage accountability and transparency through faith-based intervention.

Jingir made the call at the end of a National quarterly conference held in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State on Sunday.

“Religious leaders must be involved in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. We must support the government to strengthen the fight against corruption to get out of the hardship in the country,” he said.

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The cleric said corruption has bedevilled all sectors of government, and personal business among other engagements in society. “We have to contribute towards stopping corruption and repent too.”

He called on the government to improve the nation’s infrastructure and also improve the salaries of workers. “If the government will not improve their salaries, welfare and other entitlements, corruption will not go away in this country,” Jingir said.

JIBWIS, is a Salafi movement originally established in Northern Nigeria in 1978 in Jos by Sheikh Ismaila Idris primarily to fight what it sees as the unislamic innovations among Muslims (bid’ah). It is one of the largest Sunni societies in Nigeria, Chad, Ghana, Niger and Cameroon.

NAN reports that Jibwis was established in 1978 in Jos by Sheikh Ismaila Idris(1930-2000).


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