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‘Educate youth about way of God’ – Tinubu tasks Islamic group

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President Bola Tinubu has condemned the recent spate of kidnappings and bandit attacks, describing the development as disturbing, ungodly, and sinister.

He said this when he received a delegation of Jam’iyyatu Ansaridden Attijaniyya, a highly respected Islamic movement, at the State House on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that while security agencies are acting with dispatch to immediately address the current challenge, all required resources, policies and plans would be rolled out for the massive education of Nigerian youths.

Tinubu said that education is the antidote to the troubles agitating the nation, adding, “there is no weapon against poverty that is as potent as learning.”

The President said: “I can assure you that we are here to change the lives of our people. We are here to promote peace, stability, and economic prosperity. We are dedicated to building lasting peace, with a focus on the comprehensive education of our children. We will get our teachers and their owners involved in an education process that will be relevant to the future of this country.

“It is important. Knowledge brought me here with your prayers and your support. Without knowledge, there is nothing to generate hope for mankind.”

The president also emphasised the need to promote updated knowledge through existing Islamic learning institutions for youths in Northern Nigeria to speed up development in the region, Nigeria, and Africa.

“Please embark on special prayers. Embark on proper education for our youth. Kidnapping and banditry are not the way of God. Shedding each other’s blood is bad. And there can be no development without peace. It is only in the area of peace that we can eliminate poverty. We must work for peace in order for our economy to grow better,” he added.

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