The governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, has said that unless a governor is diabolic, he has no justification to steal public funds.
According to NAN, Mr Sule spoke during the closing ceremony of the 23rd national Quranic recitation competition organised by the Jamaatul Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Ikamatus Sunnah, JIBWIS, on Saturday in Lafia, Nasarrawa state capital.
He said governors were well provided for in the scheme of things, and as such, only a diabolic governor would resort to stealing public funds.
He said, “When I assumed office as governor, I realised that only those who have no true knowledge about God would steal or that their major preoccupation would be to steal public funds.
“Any person who is a governor and is stealing public funds, then such a person is in need of God’s deliverance.”
He dismissed insinuations that one must be wealthy before joining politics, saying that as long as religious scholars keep avoiding politics, then they should be prepared to elect leaders who would betray their trust.
The governor, therefore, called on scholars and other educated elite to join politics in order to help bring sanity to the system.
He also urged them not to relent in telling people the truth even at the risk of being rejected.