Nigeria will overcome insecurity – Belgore
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.
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.