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Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00

Nigerian Students Advised To Be Peacemakers

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At a peace summit organised by NANS, National Association of Nigerian Students, the provost, Federal College of Education, Yola, Prof. Abdul-Mumin Sa'ad, admonished Nigerian students.

 

He advised them to be tolerant of one another and recognise individual differences among them in the interest of peace and unity.

The provost was represented on the occasion by the dean, School of Education, Mallam Abdul-Hamid Mohammed. He said that understanding, tolerance and respect for each other’s viewpoint was the bedrock of a peaceful coexistence.

Declaring the summit open, the provost who was also the chairman of the occasion, commended NANS for organising the peace gathering, describing peace, unity and stability as central to the development, progress and prosperity of any nation.

“You should understand that as youths, who constitute over 70 percent of the vanguard of our society, the foundation of any development are vulnerable to all sorts of distraction. I employ you to be very tolerant, sensitive and conscious of situations at all times,” Sa’ad, said.

Delivering a lecture titled ‘Human Rights and Freedom of Religion’, a veteran journalist and columnist, Mr. Timaus Mathias attributed the current insurgency in the country to quarrels between two political groups in the country and called on the students not to disagree among themselves on the basis of religion.

“Boko Haram is a creation of quarrels between two political classes and we say shame on to those who masterminded Boko Haram on the basis of religion. We therefore should not kill ourselves on the basis of religion because there is no compulsion in religion as stated by our predominant religions,” he said.

He charged the students to seek wisdom, be just in their dealings with others.

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