Internal Memo In Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Bans Clubs, Associations By Other Faiths But Muslims

By Ike A. Offor

Internal memo circulated on 17th of January 2017 by the acting Dean, Student Affairs, Dr Sulaiman Sani Kankara concerning all students clubs and association in Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University in Katsina state is cause for concern.

As the wordings of the memo shows the University has banned all other clubs or associations but Muslim or Islamic in the University from that very date.


How could some folks in the country be flagrantly faulting the laws and constitution in the country and in a very provocative manner daring the other religious faiths in the country?

One cannot believe that such action and mannerism can really manifest itself in Nigeria in this time of the century. How could the Dean circulate such internal memo and what are the legal implications for him and the University?

Already in Nigeria, the Northern Nigerian Muslims have refused to live by the constitution of the country but Islamic sharia law, dividing the country into two parts under two constitutions. Are they now extending this law to universities and for all  instead for Muslims?

This must be condemned and the University should be made to denounce this internal memo and perhaps tender apology to the students and the country.

Recently, Prof. Wole Soyinka opined that religion must be tamed in Nigeria or it will kill Nigeria. But the leaders of the two religious bodies in Nigeria called his words uncharitable and unkind. Perhaps, the erudite professor was right after all .


One thought on “Internal Memo In Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Bans Clubs, Associations By Other Faiths But Muslims

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nigerian universities belong equally to all Nigerians of all faith. Therefore, fairness to all must be the order of the day in all of their running action. Dr Kankara must be told the truth.

    Honest men must condemn this evil. This is high level of corruption and our President has vowed to deal corruption in Universities ; I hope he not allow this great evil in his state

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