Drawing an illustration with prophet Joseph from the Holy Books, the Speaker, encouraged them to aspire to any height even without the presence of their parents beside them, saying God will always support them in their endeavours as He supported Joseph.
“Even though he had challenges, he had no parents by his side from prison to when he became the prime minister of Egypt”, he said, adding that, “no matter the challenges, you can overcome it.”
Dogara also emphasised the strategic role peace plays in the development of a democracy and by extension, the society, saying the consensus about peace is something that can’t be avoided if progress will be achieved.
“The consensus about peace is something we cannot run away from. Nigerians are people of faith and we can’t practice peace without consensus,” the Speaker said, adding that anyone that is not actively involved in promoting peace is actively involved in promoting the opposite such as terrorism, militancy and its likes.
While assuring the pupils that they will soon return to their communities where provisions have been made for proper schools with buildings, he pledged, in collaboration with his colleagues, support to the building of structures for the immediate educational needs of the IDPs.
“I will speak to some of my colleagues to see what we can do for IDP schools in Abuja, ” he assured them.
Schools Without Walls, a private venture, is run by Life Builders Initiative, a non-profit organization headed by Mr Sanwo Olatunji-David.