Nigeria will over­come in­se­cu­rity – Bel­gore

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

For­mer Chief Jus­tice of Nigeria, Sal­ihu Modibbo Alfa Bel­gore, yes­ter­day said with time, Nigeria will over­come its se­cu­rity chal­lenges and peace and sta­bil­ity would pre­vail.

Bel­gore said this while de­liv­er­ing the key note ad­dress at the sec­ond na­tional con­fer­ence on “Lan­guage and Re­li­gious Schol­ar­ship in West Africa: The Ilorin fac­tor” or­gan­ised by Cen­tre for Ilorin Stud­ies, Univer­sity of Ilorin.

He noted that only a few coun­tries ex­ist with­out fac­ing crises, adding: “The coun­try will be al­right. It is a mat­ter of time; very few coun­tries ex­ist with­out go­ing through cri­sis. So, this is our own cri­sis. It will soon end by the grace of God”.

Speak­ers at the

con­fer­ence in­clud­ing the chief host and ViceChan­cel­lor of Univer­sity of Ilorin, Pro­fes­sor Ab­dulganiyu Am­bali, urged Nige­ri­ans to take a cue from the preva­lent peace and har­mony in Ilorin de­spite its mul­ti­lin­gual and mul­ti­cul­tural set­ting.

Am­bali said: “It is my be­lief that if we un­der­stand how the Yorubas, Fu­la­nis, Hausas, Nu­pes, Barubas, Go­biriwa and other tribes that make up Ilorin have been able to live to­gether har­mo­niously, we will ap­pre­ci­ate that Nigeria, de­spite our cul­tural plu­ral­ity, can also be a peace­ful and har­mo­nious abode for us all”.

He called on the federal govern­ment to un­der­study Ilorin and ap­ply the prin­ci­ples through which the city achieves unity in di­ver­sity to Nigeria so that the na­tion’s dif­fer­ences will be con­verted to strength.

PHOTO: NAN

Su­per­vis­ing Min­is­ter of Avi­a­tion, Dr Sa­muel Or­tom (left) with the Rec­tor, Nigeria Col­lege of Avi­a­tion Tech­nol­ogy (NCAT), Capt. Sa­muel Caulcrick (sec­ond left), at the in­spec­tion of Kaduna In­ter­na­tional Air­port con­trol tower in Kaduna yes­ter­day.

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