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Islamic cleric hails Gov. AbdulRazaq’s humility, discipline

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An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Sa’adudeen Jamiu, has  commended Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of  Kwara for his discipline, humility, and a culture of always keeping low profile, especially at worship centres.

Jamiu, who is the chief Imam of the Admiralty Villa Central Mosque, gave the commendation on Friday in Ilorin in a Jumat  lecture in the mosque attended by the governor.

He noted that at the occasion, the Governor quietly sat at the third roll in the mosque because the first two rolls had been occupied when he entered.

The cleric said the governor turned down gestures for him to relocate to the front roll.

According to the chief Imam, AbdulRazaq as the number one citizen in the state choose to seat among the worshippers instead of the front roll.

He said that leaders had a duty to serve the people as a whole instead of being made to serve selfish interest of individuals.

The cleric, however, advised Nigerians to refrain from making personal demands from elected or appointed government officials.

According to him, such demands are often beyond what the officials can afford without breaching the law.

“Our Governor, here, is a servant of the people. The same thing applies to the senator and other officials.

“They are there to serve the people and God will ask them to give account of their stewardship.

“But I urge our people to stop making demands or seeking personal favours that are beyond them. Let them serve the people,” Jamiu said.

The Imam also  urged Muslim faithful to fear God,pray for the country and and shun divisive and selfish tendencies.

Edited by Dada Ahmed

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