People listen to Imams more, Government Should Pay Imams to Fix Security- FCT Imams
The Committee of FCT Imams Initiative (CFII) has called on the Federal Government to involve religious leaders in the country’s fight against insecurity.
The Chairman of CFII, Imam Tajudeen Adigun spoke at the 17th extraordinary dawrah (conference) of the FCT Imams on Saturday in Abuja, NAN reports.
According to Adigun: “The reality is that people have belief and listen to their imams much more than the politicians.
“This is not to underrate the position of politicians, because Allah has handed over power to them.
“However, politicians should not underrate the influence of imams. If government decides to pay salaries to religious leaders so as to maintain peace, it is not too much.”
“When I say religious leaders, I mean generally including the non-Muslim religious leaders, because all religions have influence over their followers.
“In FCT, I can tell you we have so many examples of calamities that when 75 percent of the imams deliver uniform Friday sermons, it will calm the situation.”