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Sultan advocates for improved education system to tackle insecurity – Punch Newspapers

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar, has advocated for an improved mass education system in Nigeria as a way of tackling terrorism and radicalization among citizens.
Sultan Abubakar, who spoke on Wednesday during the 2nd Education Submit organised by the Nigerian Army Education Corps held in Sokoto, identified lack of education as major cause of radicalization among citizens which according to him, is having effects on 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 requisite knowledge.
“The more we come together and talk, the more we proffer posible solution to various prevailing issues that we are facing as a country. Hence the need of having properly educate people in the society.”

The Sultan further opined that the current insecurity challenges confronting the country can be a thing of the past if citizens are mass 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.

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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. © 1971-2021 The Punch Newspaper
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