Random Musings #2: The Power of Education to Transform Our Society.

It is unfortunate and ironic that Education, which the terrorist group Boko Haram, fights against, is exactly the weapon needed to transform the nation, especially Northern Nigeria. In a lot of the Inter-Faith dialogues, conferences and leadership trainings, it becomes glaring and very sad to see how terribly a lot of Northerners have been oppressed by their own Northern leaders.

Southern leaders are also guilty of diverting resources meant for the citizens to their personal pockets, however, on the issue of education, there’s still a huge gap between the North and South (with the former at a bigger disadvantage).

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#13. The Night the Soldiers Came.

“The world is waking up to Boko Haram. More than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from their classes last month remain missing. A car bomb in Abuja on 1 May killed at least 19 people. I live in fear of Boko Haram. The group’s insurgency began in Nigeria in 2009.” ~Kyari Mohammed, Teacher, Yola, Adamawa State, North East Nigeria (Culled from Guardian Africa, the guardian.com, 05/02/14)

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