Controversial Islamic cleric and Kaduna-based preacher, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has lamented the absence of social justice in the country.
Gumi stated that the absence of justice in the country has led to a high number of out-of-school children in the country and a poor population.
He said this on Monday during a peace-building symposium organized in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, as part of initiatives to reintegrate former Boko Haram insurgents into society.
Gumi stated that the fabric of power in the country has broken down and allowed the jobless youths to be recruited as bandits, terrorists, and thugs.
The controversial Islamic scholar pointed out that the nation has a weak justice system, adding that the fabric of power is broken down.
He said: “Whoever has any interest in our country, we have made available for him soldiers he can conscript.
“So why do we leave our children uneducated? Why is education not for everybody? Why do we leave our population poor?
“Some Nigerians are riding private jets while some Nigerians don’t know where to put their children in school. There is social injustice. If you go to the court system, justice is not there.
“The fabric of power is broken down. So, the children are there to be used by anybody.”