The Emir of Katsina and Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has said that those pushing Nigeria to war are “agents of disunity, who do not wish the country well.”
According to the University’s weekly publication released on Wednesday, Kabir made the remark in his Palace when Unilorin Pro-Chancellor, Dr Abdullah Oyekan, paid him a courtesy visit.
The Emir noted that even though the situation in the country was tense, Nigerians must work towards peaceful co-existence.
“This country must remain one indivisible sovereignty that it has been since time immemorial,” he was quoted as saying. He blamed the renewed agitation on “agents of disunity, especially those who do not want the present administration to succeed.”
Kabir said, “Igbos, Yorubas, Hausas and other tribes in the country – we are all brothers and sisters and we must be wary of these unscrupulous people.”
He said as Emir, it was his responsibility to take care of all people in the emirate irrespective of religious and tribal affiliation. Kabir appealed to Nigerians of good will to continue to pray for peace and progress of the country.
The Emir praised Unilorin for maintaining peaceful atmosphere and stable academic calendar. Earlier, the pro-chancellor, who is also Chairman of the Governing Council, commended the Emir’s contribution to educational development in the country.
Oyekan recalled that the emir had instituted the Kabir Usman Scholarship Foundation, in honour of his late father, of which the university had benefited.
He expressed the belief that with the support of the chancellor, the institution would soon be rated among the best 100 universities in the world.
Nigeria Records 499 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 30,748
Nigeria has recorded 499 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 30,748.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Thursday.
“499 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-157 Edo-59 Ondo-56 Oyo-31 Akwa Ibom-22 Borno-21 Plateau-19 Kaduna-18 Katsina-18 Bayelsa-17 FCT-17 Delta-14 Kano-11 Rivers-10 Enugu-8 Ogun-6 Kwara-4 Imo-3 Nasarawa-2 Osun-2 Abia-1 Ekiti-1 Niger-1 Yobe-1.”
499 new cases of #COVID19;
499 new cases of #COVID19;
689 deaths pic.twitter.com/F44yWh4c4y
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 9, 2020
WAEC Can’t Determine When Schools Will Reopen — FG
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has therefore said that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to what had earlier been believed.
Addressing State House correspondents after the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.
He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.
He appealed to States that have announced the resumption of school in their states to reconsider their position so as not to jeopardize the lives of the students, adding, “It is not safe to reopen schools now.”
BREAKING: Nigerian Students Won’t Write 2020 WAEC — FG Declares
Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school resumption yet.
He said he would prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.
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