Immediate past Governor of Gombe State and now serving Senator, Muhammad Danjuma Goje has called on students of Political Science to use their wealth of knowledge to dissuade other youths from hate speeches.
The senator was speaking during the 2017Annual National Conference of the National Association of Political Science Students (NAPSS) hosted by the Gombe State University where he alerted that the country is now at cross-roads because of hate speeches.
Represented by Alhaji Kabiru Usman Kukandaka, one time Commissioner for Information during the Goje administration in the State, the Senator said the students should use the conference to devise means of dissuading fellow youths from reeling out hate speeches especially in the Social Media which has in turn resulted in various regional agitations.
According to him, “this conference should afford us the opportunity to address these divisive issues. This is not what our founding fathers built the country on. We all, especially the youths and you the Political Science students must say ‘No’, to this divisive nonsense”.
Earlier, the National President of the Association, Nwoye Chinedu said the association is in the business of building and growing credible leaders in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, noting that the conference intends to capture contemporary issues in the political atmosphere of Nigeria in the face of religious, cultural and media activities.
In a paper presentation, Dr. Mohammed Bello of the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, appraised the effects of Social Media, religion and politics on Nigeria’s developing democracy.
He posited that Nigerians must together put hands on deck to ensure that the country stands as one united, indivisible and sovereign country that would be the envy of other nations.