He, therefore, enjoined Nigerians to join hands to ensure lasting peace prevails.
Aliyu who stated this in Minna when he received some members of the Arewa Transformation Support Initiative, who visited him said: “Things are calming down now in the region, but we are not out of the woods yet. Everyone should work toward a permanent solution to the security situation in the north and the country. I have noticed that security in the north has improved.”
As a way of enjoying permanent peace in the north, and other parts of the country, Aliyu said governments should make the teaching of the tenets of Islamic and Christian religions compulsory in schools.
According to him, members of the Boko Haram sect would not have killed anybody if they were knowlegable in the Islamic religion because Islam says there is no compulsion in religion.
Stressing the role of ignorance in some of the crisis rocking parts of the country, the governor urged parents to closer attention to the education of their children.
He further called for purposeful engagement of youths to discourage them from vices capable of undermining the country’s security.
Speaking at the occasion, Alhaji Mohammed Danjuma who is President of the Arewa Transformation Support Initiative said the prevailing situation in the North had made the group to set up a data bank of unemployed youths with a view to solving unemployment in the region.
Danjuma said transformation of youths in the region was the objective of the forum.