Maitama Sule blames Nigeria’s problems on high level of injustice

Elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule, on Thursday blamed Nigeria’s socio-economic, political and security problems on high level of injustice.
Sule made this known at the 2nd Annual Public Lecture, organised to mark Bauchi Radio Corporation’s 36 years of broadcast.
The lecture was entitled: “Nigeria Centenary Euphoria: A Catalyst for United Nigeria.”
Sule, the Dan Masanin Kano, said: “The solution is simply justice, justice is behind everything.
“If there is justice, there will be peace.
“If there is peace, there will be development.”
According to him, injustice is responsible for all kinds of crises affecting not only Nigeria, but everywhere in the world.
Sule added: “Nigeria must clean itself from the culture of injustice that has eaten deep into the fabrics of our society and embrace justice, fairness and equity to build a strong united nation.
“We must change how we view ourselves, culturally, religiously, socially and politically, with a view to changing our orientation for the good of the country.”
He said that Nigeria’s problems were surmountable if Nigerians could change their attitude.
“For us to achieve our dream of building a one, strong united Nigeria, there must be attitudinal change and such change can only be achieved through a non-violence cultural revolution,” Sule said.
He said that the amalgamation of Nigeria 1914 was a blessing in spite of the series of challenges Nigeria had passed through since then and survived.
The Director-General, National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, who chaired the occasion, described the 100 years of Nigeria as a nation as a period of scholarship.
Omeri noted that Nigerians had excelled in different field of endeavours, both in science and humanities, over the years and had contributed immensely to developmental issues across the globe.
He called on Nigerians to continue to be patriotic, adding that patriotism could galvanise the people to achieve the impossible.
Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State congratulated Nigeria for attaining 100 years as a united entity.
Yuguda, who said that Nigeria’s strength lies in its unity, stressed the need to do everything possible to maintain the strength for the progress of the country.
He commended the management of the corporation for organising “such a historic event”.
The governor said that his administration had made tremendous progress in accelerating the format and content of information dissemination as well as fast-tracking the digitisation of the states’ media broadcast organisations.
He said: “We inherited only two radio stations.
“Today, my administration has succeeded in establishing additional 11 community radio stations.
“We will continue to sustain this media outfit to educate, inform and mobilise the people in all spheres of human life.”
Earlier, the Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Mohammed Abdullahi, commended Yuguda for changing the face of radio broadcast in the state.