Dean, Faculty of Law, Lagos State University, Professor Funminiyi Abiodun Raheem Adeleke has emerged as the President of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN).
Prof. Adeleke was selected at the 11th Annual National Conference of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN).
MULAN also selected new executives during the conference. They are:
- F. A. R. Adeleke – President
- Mohammed Ahmad Lamin – 1st Vice Pres.
- Kasim O. Odedeji – 2nd Vice Pres.
- Ismaila Alasa Momodu-Gen. Sec
- Bala Ibrahim Danja – 1st Asst. Sec.
- Mustapha Haruna – 2nd Asst. Sec.
- Adeleke Mohammed Akeem- Treasurer
- Mohammed Isa – Fins Sec.
- Musa Adam – Asst. Fin Sec.
- Abu Alhassan – PRO
- Bilyamin – Auditor.
The conference which had its theme as “National Security, Human rights and developmental challenges in the 21st century Nigeria” held between 5th and 8th of July, 2018 in Kano and drew Muslim Lawyers from all over the country.
Delivering his Key note address, Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court said corruption remains one of the major impediments to Nigeria’s development. He said the menace has permeated every level of Nigerian society.
“It is sad that whenever corruption is mentioned, attention goes to public office holders only, however, even the common man is not left out in corruption practices,” he said.
According to him, the country’s development challenges are traceable to high level corruption in public and private life.
Muhammad said: “The monster of corruption has grown so big and strong that it has penetrated all aspects of our life.
“As Muslims, we must not forget the statement of Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, that Allah has cursed the one who bribes and one bribed.”
Muhammad commended the passage of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition) act, 2015, but said it must be reviewed to meet new challenges posed by e-criminals and protect the public against their evil acts.
In the area of security, Muhammad said there was the need to strength national security and develop strong institutions to meet with challenges of the fast changing and increasingly complicated modern life.
The Judge urged MULAN members to promote national security, respect for human rights, rule of law and fight against corruption.
Earlier, President of MULAN, Dr. Kamal Dawud, condemned the killings of innocent Nigerians and called on the Federal Government to invest more in curbing the “faceless people and organisations fueling crises all over Nigeria”.
“The government should warn all religious organisations in Nigeria against hate speech, any religious leader that instigates followers should be made to face the law,” Dawud said.
He also called on government at all levels to do what is necessary to make life easier for Nigerians, as well as improve and develop the economy.
The MULAN president appealed to religious and traditional leaders to compliment efforts of the government, by playing positive roles in overcoming the country’s security challenges.
On the 2019 general elections, Dawud said politicians must desist from heating up the polity, and dwelt on issues that would add value to the life of the people.