We continue our series of academic conferences convened to seek solutions to the myriad problems faced by this country, a series which two weeks ago discussed Anti-Corruption (Nigeria’s number one social and economic crisis) and last week Democracy (and the survival of the nation’s political experiment).
As announced two weeks ago that Kano hosted several academic conferences recently, this week we are discussing the ‘coming of age’ of the current experiment of civil rule which, beginning in 1999, will be no longer be ‘a teenager’ (or ‘our fledgling democracy’ as is said) in a few years hence.
If there was ever a Conference that the EFCC, ICPC, CCB, CCT and DSS at the Federal Level, anti-corruption agencies at State Levels and anti-corruption CSOs should have attended and participated in was the one last week on “Islam, Muslims and the Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria” jointly organised by the Islamic Welfare Foundation (IWF), Ilorin, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) at Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
(God?) while a popular adage in Hausa strengthens this: “Sanin Gaibu Sai Allah!” (Only God Knows The Unseen).
In continuation of the Tenth Year Anniversary of Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar’s as Sultan of Sokoto, we today discuss the other nineteen Sultans as described in a new book presented this Friday in Sokoto.
The Hausa say: “Sawun Giwa Ya Take Na Rakumi” (literally, ‘The Elephant’s Footprint Obliterates that of the Camel’ or, ‘Small Matters Vanish When Bigger Ones Appear’).
In the first of the series ‘Change Begins With…’ two weeks ago, we called on President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) and all of us to ‘learn’ good conduct from the reservoir of positive character, best of mankind, the Prophet of Islam Muhammad, upon whom and his family and companions be peace.