FG explains proscribing Arabic, other languages in NDA

FG explains proscribing Arabic, other languages in NDA

Written by Misbahu Bashir

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 05:00

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The Federal Government yesterday offered rationale on the decision to cancel the department of languages in the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Minister of Defence Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed said cadets will not be allowed to study languages including Arabic and French in the Academy henceforth. He said the recruitment of linguistic experts will be done by the military through short service courses like some other specialists.

He said the defence ministry and the entire military are being transformed to ensure service delivery and to meet contemporary security challenges. He said the terms and conditions of service in the military were adhered to strictly and until government approves changes there won’t be modification.

He said frequent reports of the activities of Boko Haram sect including attacks by the mass media are discouraging and asked media organizations to avoid prejudice. He said the military joint task force in Jos has restored normalcy there and prevented clashed in the adjoining areas.

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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

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