The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar, has recommended a developed mass education system in Nigeria as a way of confronting terrorism and rebellion among citizens.
Sultan Abubakar, who spoke during the 2nd Education Submit organised by the Nigerian Army Education Corps held in Sokoto, identified lack of education as the major cause of terrorism among inhabitant of the state which according to him, has effected the current insecurity in the country.
He said, “One of the reason for insecurity challenges in this country is lack of knowledge. Most of these perpetrators (terrorists) turned the true knowledge upside down and interpreted it the best way they understood. Just because they lack the needed knowledge.
“The more we come together and talk, the more we suggest possible solution to innumerable prevalent issues that we are encountered as a country, aided the need to have properly educated people in the society.”
Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar, further suggested that the current insecurity challenges confronting the country can be a thing of the past if citizens are educated and well informed on issues that affect them.
While commending the Nigerian Army for its key role of sustaining peace and unity of the country, he described the summit as coming at the right time due to the current happenings in the country.
“I believe various speakers will do justice to issues that have been raised. I also urge the organiser to also implement the outcome of this summit. One of the reason we are at this level of insecurity in Nigeria was because, we have been failing to implement important issues raised by experts,” he said.
The Sultan also urged the Army to always include youths and students in any public discourse as “every thing will fall back on the young generation.”
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in his remarks commended the Nigerian Army for their steadfastness in nation building. He, however, urged them to implement the outcome of the submit to better education sector.
On his part, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, said the Army is committed to end insecurity in the country.
He urged the public to always give useful information to the Army in order to tackle the prevailing security challenge in the state.