Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, has called on religious leaders in the State to focus their sermons on the importance of personal responsibility and family values in a bid to tackle the myriads of problems facing the country.

Speaking over the weekend at the commissioning of the Ultra-Modern Quranic Central Mosque and Turbaning of Admiral Jubrila Ayinla and his wife, Alhaja Jemilah Ayinla, as the New Baba Adinni and Amira Tul-Mehmeen of Quranic Muslim Community respectively, Dr. Hamzat emphasised that lack of personal responsibility is becoming an issue in the country and must be addressed for the required progress and development.

Hamzat said: “A lot of people are of the opinion that the problem of Nigeria is leadership. Well, l want to say that, it is not 100% correct in my view. The problem is that the family has broken up and there is a lack of personal responsibility in the country. Many people have left their responsibilities undone which is having negative effects on the society and country at large”.

He, therefore, called on all citizens irrespective of their religion to take personal responsibility very important and play their roles effectively and efficiently, adding that leadership starts from the home which is the bedrock of any developed society.

In his paper titled: “Revisiting the Centrality of the Mosque and the Quran in Islam”, the Guest Speaker, Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi, stressed the importance of the Quran as a book of guidance that must be studied and inculcated by all Muslims.

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