An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh AbdulRasaq AbdulSalam has appealed to religious leaders to shun corruption and evil acts for the country to move forward.

AbdulSalam, who is also the Director, Public/Corporate Affairs, Voice of Nigeria, VON made the appeal while delivering a lecture, organised by The Muslim Congress, TMC, Ondo State chapter, to mark Nigeria at 59 in Akure, with the sub-theme: “Nigeria at 59: Time for Decisive Action”.

AbdulSalam, who said that Allah had warned people before now that whoever digressed from His path would encounter hardship, admonished Nigerians to return to God.

He also urged Nigerians to elect people with morality and integrity to lead the country, adding that religious leaders must continue to guide the government and insist that it must stand on what is right.