– Lagos state to pay pastors imams salary The Lagos State commissioner for home affairs, Abdulhakeem Abdulateef has announced the plan by Lagos State to pay pastors and Imams salary, Daily Trust reports.
Speaking to imams and scholars, he revealed the state’s plans to place some religious leaders on a salary structure in order to help them shun corruption and immorality.
He said, “We shall be willing to even engage many of them by making provision for their salaries so that they can assist government to re-orientate the people for good.
“Imams and Pastors are believed to be men of God. So we need all of you to help us to encourage the right values in the society; particularly in the area of accountability and anti-corruption.
“We must remember that the Almighty Allah will ask all of us to render account of our deeds in the hereafter. So, the Imams and other religious clerics should lead us in the right direction because they are our leaders.”
The commissioner shared this at a sensitization programme for Imams and Scholars organized by Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society.
Following the announcement, controversial OAP and leader of the Free the Sheeple movement Daddy Freeze has rebuffed the idea saying religious institution has way too much money and government is only pumping more money into the institution.
He posted a screenshot of the news on Instagram and captioned:
“We have spent enough on religion. This is not our problem. Why do we want to pump money into an institution that already generates way too much money??? At this point, religion should be giving back, not receiving! Create jobs for the youths and corruption will reduce automatically. ~FRZ”
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