Wednesday 22nd February, 2017
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ABU alumni stress unity in diversity

ABU alumni stress unity in diversity

The President of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Alumni Association, Dr Ahmed Tijani has identi­fied insecurity, religious intolerance, extremism and violence as the bane con­fronting the development of the country presently and has called for Nigeri­ans to be united in its fight against all social ills.
Dr Tijani stated this dur­ing a press briefing held to herald the National Lecture and Dinner/Award Cer­emony of the ABU alumni association scheduled to take place on April 23, 2016 at the International Con­ference Centre, Abuja.
According to him, “Ar­guably, the worst challenge confronting us today and which also threatens the very fabric of our nation­hood is the challenge of in­security, religious intoler­ance, extremism, violence etc. This forum which is part of the association’s contribution to the devel­opmental initiatives of the Federal Government shall provide a veritable pros­pect for us too collectively direct our productive ef­forts in dealing with all di­visive elements in Nigeria and other vulnerable social ills.”
He added that as the largest University in West Africa and having the larg­est membership of over 800 thousand members in its alumni association, the university sets the example of a community of diverse cultures and ethnic groups.
“We pride ourselves in having the largest and the most diverse on campus in terms of student enrol­ment and staff list. There is no local government that is not represented among the staff list of ABU the same thing with the student pop­ulation,” he said.

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