A Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has submitted that Government must invest in education rather than executing what he called “white elephant projects” for it to address lingering insecurity in Nigeria.
Gumi also opined that insecurity in Nigeria is a “tricycle of poverty, ignorance and injustice.”
The Islamic cleric explained that the government must have a rethink on the need to make resources available to those at the grassroots and invest in their education in order to tackle insecurity in the country.
According to the Islamic cleric, if the people are not educated, insecurity would continue, believing that it is fuelled by ignorance and unemployment due to implications of lack of access to education.
He explained, “First, we need to understand that Almajarai is a cultural thing and until you change the mindset of the people, the fire brigade approach will not solve the problem.”
He stated that Almajarai is an educational system that is outdated by modernity just like the use of donkeys and camels as means of transportation which have been overtaken by the modern transportation system.
Gumi noted that if modern things are made available, people would leave the old ones, saying that there are still some villages where they still use donkeys and camels to move around.