Na­tions should de­velop within con­text of their cul­ture – Maitama Sule

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

For­mer Nige­ria Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the United Na­tions, (UN) Am­bas­sador Yusuf Maitama Sule has called for na­tions to de­velop within the con­text of their cul­ture.

He said it was by so-do­ing that peace, un­der­stand­ing and love would reign.

Sule made the re­marks at the week­end in a mes­sage to the United Na­tions through Nige­ria Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Am­bas­sador Joy Ogwu at the 2nd con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony of Baze Univer­sity, Abuja.

Maitama Sule who is the Dan Masanin Kano noted the world “can never be gov­erned by force, never by fear, even never by power and in the end what gov­erns is the mind and what con­quers is the spirit.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, the pur­pose of gov­ern­ing the mind and the spirit is jus­tice and fair play and lead­ers around the world should know that it is jus­tice that can bring about peace.

Jus­tice, ac­cord­ing to him, im­plies giv­ing who­ever de­serves it ir­re­spec­tive of his/ her re­li­gion, eth­nic­ity or po­si­tion, “as such jus­tice is it that brings about peace and de­vel­op­ment.”

On chal­lenges in Nige­ria, he said the coun­try had po­ten­tial great­ness but had yet to re­alise it be­cause it was be­dev­iled with so much prob­lems.

“To­day re­spect for el­ders and con­sti­tuted au­thor­ity is at the lower ebb, in­sti­tu­tions are bro­ken down, in­se­cu­rity in the en­vi­ron­ment, chaos in pol­i­tics, im­moral­ity in so­ci­ety, cor­rup­tion in the econ­omy and even lack of cre­ativ­ity in in­di­vid­u­als are our chal­lenges,” he lamented.

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