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Jang frowns at politicisation of religion

By Taye Obateru

Jos — Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has frowned at the continuous politicisation of religion by well-placed people in society, warning that posterity will not forgive them for instilling the wrong values in the younger generation.

Receiving members of the Governing Council of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, who paid him a courtesy visit, he said the values which the older generation inherited from their forebears were being eroded through the politicisation of religion for selfish reasons.

He said while it was true that Nigeria was passing through a phase in its development as evidenced by some happenings around the country, introducing religion into the problems would send the wrong signals.

He dismissed insinuations that federal establishments in the state would be moved out as a result of the crisis, adding that the state would come out stronger from its current problems.

The governor commended the ITF for resolving to remain in the state and pledged continuous assistance to the fund in its operation.

Chairman of the council, Alhaji Bode Oyedele commended Governor Jang for the handling of the crisis and declared that the ITF was not thinking of moving out of Jos as being speculated.

He thanked the state government for its support to the fund and solicited continuous co-operation towards fulfilling its mandate of training manpower for the country.


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