By Our Reporter
A Faith Based Platform on the fight against corruption under the Interfaith Mediation Centre,has ended a one day town hall meeting for persons with disability , religious, community leaders and other Civil Society Organizations in Kaduna state.
The town Hall meeting which is one in series of many held over the past 2 years had participants given various testimonies on the success and impact on the fight against corruption in their various communities.
The programme is supported by MacArthur Foundation with Mambayya House, Kano state, and coordinated by the Interfaith Mediation Centre, in Kaduna state .
At the end of meeting a communiqué was issued and Signed by: Pastor Dr. James Movel Wuye & Imam Dr. Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa Co-Executive Directors of Interfaith Mediation Centre,Kaduna on Wednesday.
They participants ” commended the organizers especially for co-opting disabled persons into the programme, as well as choosing the topic on faith based approach on the fight against corruption as a subject of discussion.
They also” lamented that there was increased of disability rate in the country as many of them are not been provided with basic amenities, stressing the need to provide the basic amenities so that to achieved the fight against corruption in the country.”
While stressing the urgent need for the Authorities ” to extend the fight against corruption to schools, especially for Primary schools in order to educate the pupils on the danger of involving in corruption and catching them young.
“blamed some parents as the real actors that indulged their children into corrupt practices, saying that such parents must desist so as to have a free corrupt society.
According to them,” it is only through fear of God and sincerity of purpose that we can save Nigeria from corruption and it’s negative effect.”
The platform maintained that “any person no matter his or her status or influence in the society if found corrupt, must be punished in accordance with the law of the land”
Adding that “the fight against corruption, must begin at the grassroots and at the individuals levels.”
The participants were drawn from Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state.