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Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by GistMore: 8:48am On Jul 27, 2018
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The Lagos State Government has announced plans to engage some religious leaders, including pastors and imams, and place them on a salary structure.

This is a way of carrying out reorientation of the citizenry to shun corruption and immorality.

The development was made public by the Lagos State commissioner for home affairs, Abdulhakeem Abdulateef, during a sensitization programme for imams and scholars across the state, on Thursday, July 26, Daily Trust reports.

The commissioner disclosed that the state government would continue to interact with religious leaders, and tasked them to be above board and encourage their followers to shun corruption.

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.

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by GistMore: 8:48am On Jul 27, 2018
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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by ozoebuka1(m): 8:49am On Jul 27, 2018
So, the tithe aren't enough any longer... God please come and split this country yourself. cry

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by softmind24: 8:53am On Jul 27, 2018
grin


Pastors and imam smiling to the bank

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by ChristianNorth: 9:02am On Jul 27, 2018
Just tell us say una want to loot.

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Mynd44: 9:02am On Jul 27, 2018
Okay, they will be paid for doing government work not paid because they are religious leaders.

In a way, religious influencers

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:06am On Jul 27, 2018
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.


In a sane society, the monetary incentives will be rejected by the Religious leaders and they will still preach against immorality and corruption and do their work for God
But THIS IS NIGERIA!

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by melvinjames: 9:07am On Jul 27, 2018
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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by omojeesu(m): 9:07am On Jul 27, 2018
GistMore:
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In a secular country?

Rubbish!

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by handsomeclouds(m): 9:07am On Jul 27, 2018
Misplaced priority

If you don't create jobs and better welfare for people. They will be idle and become corrupt and immoral...

The government is pushing their responsibly away
Shame!

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Abjay97(m): 9:07am On Jul 27, 2018
Good development!!
Immorality is on the increase.. And has never been the African way.. it is an imported disease that has messed up girls and boys.. many living with incurable diseases, reaping the fruit of careless living..

There is great need for awareness especially to our young people and kids.. Kudos lagos!

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by fredoooooo: 9:07am On Jul 27, 2018
Babalawos? ... Discrimination

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Awoo88: 9:08am On Jul 27, 2018
Campaign strategy.

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by melvinjames: 9:08am On Jul 27, 2018
Since they're paid, these pastors and Imams would be APC Pastors and Imams.

Don't be surprised if your Imam or pastor start reading from The Book of Tinubu chapter 4 verse 419.

He who pays the piper pastor dictates the tune.

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by 4q: 9:08am On Jul 27, 2018
I still can't figure who did this to us

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by KingLennon(m): 9:08am On Jul 27, 2018
That money should go into empowering the youths in small scale business and other trade. How can you pay corrupt people to fight corruption? Can you imagine.... angry

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by BedLam: 9:08am On Jul 27, 2018
Immorality indeed! Is that why there's traffic in Apapa? Is that why 70% of Lagos looks like slum?
Is that why MMIA looks like a toilet?

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by dermmy: 9:08am On Jul 27, 2018
Until we realise that we can't use religion to fix a country we won't move forward. Is this how advanced countries deal with corruption? We have enough churches and mosques that preach against such and nothing has changed yet you still want to pay Pastors and Imam to do what you as a government has failed to do. How did we get here sef

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Flango: 9:09am On Jul 27, 2018
So if they're paid for this, what then is their fundamental responsibility?

Why do people gather in churches and mosques on Sundays and Fridays?

What are their contribution to society for providing the environment for them to thrive without being taxed? sad sad

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by OlujobaSamuel: 9:09am On Jul 27, 2018
Jesus wept!!! It's finished.
Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Nbote(m): 9:09am On Jul 27, 2018
Religion has been monetized in dis country... If Churches go ahead to collect payment for doing their duty then dey would have confirmed what daddy freeze has been saying all dis while...

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Mrchippychappy(m): 9:09am On Jul 27, 2018
You can't pay a man of God to teach the gospel, if it is truly his calling then he has an obligation to preach and win souls. This is wrong on so many levels and if there is still hope left for the gospel in Nigeria, the men of God should turn it down and instead advise governor Ambode to instead create a youth empowerment SME initiative with the money he intends to give the pastors. Some of these youths that go down the path of yahoo boys or "runs girls" do so not because of a lack of moral inclination or a lack of moral doctrine or teaching (as some would say who morality epp?) rather they do so due to failed government policies and very limited opportunities in the job market, empower some of these youths and watch them turn into self sufficient and self reliant entrepreneurs! The Nigerian problem is not a morality problem, it is rather a problem of poor investment in the capacity of our population and man power.

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by EVILFOREST: 9:09am On Jul 27, 2018
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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Nobody: 9:10am On Jul 27, 2018
Preaching against immorality is supposed to be part of the message of religious leaders. The Holy Books frown at it and admonishes the clergy to speak against it. How then should they be paid for doing their work?
It's just like me being paid extra incentives to treat patients, when that is what is expected of me.
Granted that many fake clergy don't find it attractive to speak against immorality cos they would loose clients members, but what business does the state government have in giving them monetary incentive to do so? The state licenses religious organizations, a simple law compelling all religious leaders to devote a Sunday /friday to speaking against immorality is sufficient.

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by horlarlorwor(m): 9:10am On Jul 27, 2018
Those who will listen, will listen and those who will not, will not. However, hope is not another way of corrupting the incorrupt. grin grin
Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by RevenGeMission: 9:10am On Jul 27, 2018
More like bribe them to do what God already gave them grace to do ??

Just don't employ all these Private jet owning pastors


Go deep inside Okoko or Oju-elegba where pastors have burnt lips and if they look you with red eye, you will automatically fear immorality grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by Adekdammy: 9:11am On Jul 27, 2018
No clergy should collect this kind of salary cos it's part of why you are called.

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Re: Lagos To Pay Pastors, Imams To Teach Against Immorality and Corruption by J4justice: 9:11am On Jul 27, 2018
I want to believe that this information is fake. If true, then there is something definitely wrong with our leaders, properly so called. Are the mosques and churches now taxable? Some, if not all of these imams and Pastors, are part-time jobs. By the way, do they need to be paid to teach moral?

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