By Achadu Gabriel
The Faith Based Platform on the fight against corruption organized a one day town hall meeting for persons with disability, religious and community leaders and other Civil Society Organizations in Kaduna state.
The town Hall meeting which is one in the series of many forum’s held over the past two years witnessed participants given various testimonies on the success and impact on the fight against corruption in their various communities.
The programme which supported by MacArthur Foundation with Mambayya House, Kano state, is being coordinated by the Interfaith Mediation Centre based in Kaduna state, according to the communique sgned by Pastor Dr. James Movel Wuye and Imam Dr. Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa Co-Executive Directors of Interfaith Mediation Centre , Kaduna State.
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 as to achieve the fight against corruption in the country.
Both men and women stressed the urgent need to extend the fight against corruption to schools, especially for Primary schools in order to educate the pupils on the danger of indulged in corruption and syndrome of “catch them young” .
While they blamed some parent as the real actors that indulged their children in corrupt practices through monitory appreciation, participants said 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 can save Nigeria from corruption and it’s negative effect.
They noted that many person no matter his status or influence in the society, must be punish in accordance to the law of the land, if found to be Corrupt
The participants, drawn from across Kaduna North, South, Igabi and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state, noted that the fight against corruption, must also begins at the grassroots and at the individuals levels, for it to succeed. End