Senator David Mark Returns To Alma Mater After 51 Years
says NMS is a true centre for national unity.
Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has again harped on peace and unity among Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion if the nation must come out of her socio-economic quagmire.
Senator Mark noted that in spite of any misgivings about the unity of Nigeria, the nation is greater and better as one indivisible country saying that any shortcomings can be addressed through the application of justice, equity and fairness to all.
Speaking as a special guest of honour at the 2017 graduation ceremony of the Nigeria Military School, Zaria in Kaduna state today, Senator Mark stated that Nigeria has come of age as a nation where primordial prejudices should not be tolerated.
Senator Mark who graduated from NMS, Zaria in 1966 noted that the institution has remained the benchmark not only for academic excellence but also for character moulding and national unity.
He said, “Let me emphasize on the issue of National Unity and cohesion because friendship made in NMS cuts across ethnicity, tribe and religion. It is indeed a genuine centre of true national unity”.
With a feeling of nostalgia, Senator Mark noted that “I can tell you categorically that the lessons I learnt here (NMS) are primarily responsible for my success in life so far”.
He therefore advised the outgoing Boys to hold on tenaciously to the ethos of discipline, Knowledge and patriotism which the school has imparted in them.
Such ideals, Senator Mark assured will make them men of honour, integrity, courage, character, moral uprightness and be able to compete favorably in any field they may find themselves in future.
He told the outgoing Boys to remain faithful to our nation’s motto of “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress”.
Judging from the successes of NMS over the years, Senator Mark pondered whether the school should not be made a co-educational institution.
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