A call to build bridges of love on each other’s religion – Dr Gambo
A onetime Commission for Education during the Military Regime, Dr Yakubu Gambo, who is now Deputy Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has called on Nigerians to emulate the ‘personality of building bridges of love’ on other people’s religions and to remain committed to the teachings of their forefathers.
Dr Yakubu Gambo made this assertion, while speaking to newsmen on his father’s death, late Alh Gambo Nirim Hassan, the Uban Doman Za’am, in Jhar of Kanam Local Government Council, Plateau State, on Monday in his house in Jos.
He charged politicians to emulate the teachings of peaceful coexistence and tolerance to one another, adding that the elites cause confusion by using power, tribal and religious sentiments to woo-and-win the people.
According to him, his late father, Alh Gambo Hassan, was someone who hated cheating with passion by training them to live an exemplary live of good conduct by providing to the less-privileged, who live among them, without discrimination.
He expressed happiness that their late father left them a great legacy of peace, love and transparency, reiterating that late Alh Gambo Hassan died at the age of 98 years, leaving behind four wives, 20 children (10 men and 10 females), grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. The deceased has been buried, according to Islamic rites, in his home in Jhar of Kanam LGA, Plateau State.
Dr Yakubu Gambo, who spoke on behalf of the family, said Baba’s wisdom and contributions will be greatly missed by members of the family, and described his demise as a colossal loss to them and the community, because he was an honest man, who always preached togetherness between Muslims and Christians to coexist peacefully with one another in the area of peace building and mutual respect for one another.
Dr Yakubu Gambo said his father left behind a message of cultural integration, respect and self-reliance for the complete teaching of Islam.