The elders group, Majlis Ansarullah,of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria has called on government and Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) to find lasting solution to incessant strikes in the educational sector of the economy.
This call was made as part of the communiqué issued and signed by Engr. Abdul Waheed Adeoye, the Sadr (Head) and Dr Akinreti Qasim of the organisation’s editorial board, at the 42nd Annual National Ijtema (Conference) of the Majlis Ansarullah, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Elders Group in Nigeria, held recently at AL-Azhar International College Zango – Daji, Lokoja, Kogi State.
According to them, the strike has serious negative impact on the social – economic development of Nigeria.
“The academic calendar is now unpredictable, quality of teaching and learning educational institutions have sunk to the low ebb, and graduates of these institutions are no longer employable, while brain drain has hit the higher institutions. These surely are negative commentaries on Nigeria’s educational sector”, the Ahmadiyya Muslim elders lament.
The group equally regrets the poor state of our roads which have become death traps thereby impacting negatively on transportation businesses. It noted that rail transportation is yet to be an effective means of transportation as there are mush pressures on our roads.
Corruption, according to them, has destroyed our social fabric which has gradually brought Nigeria to her knees; hence the current efforts by the Buhari administration to address such issues which should be supported.
It is their view that the federal government should assist states and local governments in the payment of workers’ salaries, prompt payment of retirees and other emoluments.
In line with the theme of the elders conference in Lokoja, it was the opinion of the elders that everyone should embrace and practice peace as exemplified in the clarion call of the World Head of the Ahmadiyya community, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih the 5th, who emphasized that the ultimate aim of achieving progress and development is peace across the world.
They called on its members to continue to demonstrate moral and spiritual training and learning within the Ahmadiyya community to attract more converts into the fold.
For a better society.