Northern part of Nigeria remains an embarrassing example of how
illiteracy causes societal degradation. Beginning to recount the woeful
indices of poor human development that seem to be synonymous with the
the ‘North’ is an exercise in futility.
It is thus no
wonder that today we have a plethora of social ills permanently camped
amidst us pushing and pulling us into an abyss of annihilation. And the
disheartening thing is that there does not seem to be a conscious and
sincere effort of tackling these existential threats.
are perishing! We are disintegrating! We are consuming ourselves!
Wallahi! Wallahi! Wallahi! What is happening is the consequences of our
collective irresponsibility. It is suicidal! We cannot continue like
‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un, Allahumma ajirni fi musibati wa akhlif li khairan minha‘
we belong to Allah and truly to Him shall we return. O Allah! Protect
us in this calamity that has befallen us and replace it with something