Stakeholders have said that immorality should be first tackled among religious leaders to guarantee a corruption-free, safe society.
Muslim clerics in Osun State disclosed this during an entrepreneurship program to provide them opportunities to earn legally.
The program facilitators said the capacity strengthening project is designed to equip Imams and women scholars with the requisite skills that can expose them to opportunities to generate income.
Speaking on the critical roles of religious leaders, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, noted that many things lie in the clerics’ understanding that they preach and command others to do the right thing when they are doing the same.
“We are looking at the way things are going if nobody is doing anything, something is going to do us. The Focus is informing religious leaders that many things lie on them, so when they do the right things, they can command others to do so.
“When all they have a legal source of income, this will have ripple effects which will make them conscious of what to eat, do and spend. We are encouraging them to have good work so they can go away with saddle deals,” he said.