Education, panacea for Nigeria’s challenges – Etsu Nupe

Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, had education as the panacea for most of Nigeria’s challenges.

The Etsu Nupe spoke on Thursday in Bida at a reception for a newly promoted Arabic scholar, Prof. Shegu Abdulraman-Aboki, of the Usumanu Danfodio University, Sokoto.

The ceremony also witnessed the wedding fatiha of his daughter, with Etsu Nupe as the Special Guest of Honour.

Etsu Nupe, who was represented by the Gafaka Nupe, Alhaji Abdullahi Umaru-BanNachi, said education, if given the required attention and funding, would provide the way out of the country’s problems.

He noted that there was the need for all the critical stakeholders in the education sector to do the needful to reverse the utter neglect.

Alhaji Abubakar also appealed to parents to strive to send their wards to both western and Islamic schools.

This, he said, would empower them with the requisite knowledge and skills to contribute meaningfully to societal development.

The traditional ruler emphasised the need for Muslim parents to always support their children to acquire both Islamic and western education to become good citizens.

The traditional ruler reminded parents that God directed parents to do everything possible to give their children sound Islamic and western education and good moral upbringing.

Alhaji Abubakar also advised newly- married couples to adopt three core values to make their matrimony tick and enviable.

He enjoined couples to show understanding, patience and love, to build a peaceful and successful home.

The royal father said marriage would not be successful without the values of tolerance, patience, understanding and love, among other good attributes.