From Yusuf Mairiga Shekarau, Jos
The National Chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’Ikamatis Sunnah, Sheikh Muhammad Sani Yahaya Jingir has said that the ongoing protest by some angry Nigerians on the various mainstream and online media platforms seeking for dismissal of the Service Chiefs over the rising security challenges in the country is not an appropriate response.
Speaking at the occasion of National Preaching organized by JIBWIS in Jos with a theme: “Promoting Peace and Security in Plateau & Northern Nigeria”, Jingir said “revitalizing security shall continue to remain a duty upon every Nigerian irrespective of tribe, gender, region or religion.”
He said first, “parents must accept to play their roles of guiding and counseling their children at homes, clerics must also be determine to ensure that fellows always toe the path of God whilst government need to restrategize on the existing security approach and double its efforts by bringing in community leaders and other relevant stakeholders in the resolve to addressing the lingering security challenges”.
In his remarks at the occasion, Governor Lalong thanked the leadership of JIBWIS for fittingly chosen the plateau state capital as the venue of the holy event. He said “given the theme: Promoting Peace and Security in Plateau and Northern Nigeria has indeed complimented the efforts of the state government in stimulating harmonious coexistence.”
Represented by the Plateau State Commissioner of Transportation, Lalong reiterated commitment to work with religious leaders in ensuring lasting peace in the state.
Earlier in his address, the member representing Pankshin Kanke Kanam constituency, Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi who doubles as Chairman House Committee on Navy, encouraged Nigerians to remain vigilant in all their engagement.