Fayemi, others urge students, Nigerians to have faith in God, Nigeria
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has appealed to Nigerian students not to lose faith in the Nigerian project.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government would continue to prioritise education and initiate policies that would add values to the youth and students’ lives.
Fayemi stated this in Ado-Ekiti, at the weekend, during a reception organised by the Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, for the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Sunday Asefon, who is an alumnus of the university.
The governor, represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Students’ Affairs, Olalekan Soyombo, commended the NANS’ leader for promptly fulfilling many revolutionary promises targeted at alleviating the sufferings of the students.
In his response, Asefon regretted the gross deficiency in the country’s education, which he said, must be discussed by stakeholders at a proposed education summit to be convened by NANS.
“There is need for us to rejig our deficient curriculum. So, we are planning an education summit where we will cross-fertilise ideas and form a policy that will be submitted to the Presidency for consideration on how to rejuvenate education,” he said.
Asefon, who described insecurity as a threat to education, said: “We will support managements of schools that support Nigerian students so that there would be stability and high standard of education.”
IN a related vein, the Bishop of Ibadan North Diocese, The African Church, Rt. Revd. Abiodun E. Ademola, has charged Nigerians to put their faith in God irrespective of the challenges currently facing the church.
Abiodun, who gave the charge in his Easter message, yesterday, said nothing created by human beings could save but God, noting that the belief in human systems cannot see the light of the day.
He advised political office holders and politicians not to fool themselves that they are wise.
ALSO, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Ade Adetimehin, has reiterated that collective renewal of faith in God is expedient as the country explores options for peace, security and development.
Adetimehin said this in a statement made available to journalists in Akure, yesterday.