By Benjamin Omoike
Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit has condemned the spate of killings in Southern Kaduna.
The group, through its Amir (President), Miftahudeen Thanni, called for an end to the crisis, describing it as callous.
He urged all parties involved to sheathe their swords and embrace peace. Thanni, who recently took over as the president of the society, was answering questions from journalists at a press conference which held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, in relation to national issues.
He called on the government to check whoever is perpetrating the evil going on in Southern Kaduna and put an end to it.
“One of the primary responsibilities of government is to secure the citizens and the properties of the citizens. Security is key, so because of this we still implore the government to do the needful. The government is trying but they have not done their best, if they can do better, I think this will be a forgotten issue.
“I also want to implore citizens and indigenes of Kaduna state, especially Southern Kaduna, in particular, to sue for peace, to embrace peace at all times, not only by speech but by all their activities.
“They should exhibit peace at all times with each other, they should be tolerant at all times,” he said, adding that if they can do all this, there will be enduring peace in Kaduna at all times, Daily Times gathered.
In his speech earlier, Thanni called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government to reach a consensus on the controversy surrounding the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
MSSN said the controversy is saddening and weakens the hope in the reformation of the education sector, “It will be unfair for the resolvable difference to affect the resumption of millions of Nigerian students at the end of the coronavirus lockdown,” he said.
It further decried the poor funding of education in the country, saying it is having a negative effect on output across all levels.
“The government must understand that massive investment in education is a guarantee for achievements in economic development and the well-being of their citizens.”
The Amir also used the occasion to present members of the new exco of the organisation which he heads, promising that the new exco “will be prioritising human capital development, collaboration, and maintaining a cordial relationship with society and governmental agencies.”