Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, Prof. Yohana Izam, has challenged academics to continue to write books and journals for the younger generations to read.
Izam made the call Wednesday, during the dedication of two books written by Rev. Caleb Danjuma of Gindiri College of Theology near Jos.
He said: “We have a teeming young people coming up trying to know what the world is like; and so it will be good if the academics will continue to put their knowledge in print in order to impact on them and the future generations.
“I wish to assure you here that the two books written by Rev. Dr. Danjuma will go a long way to help address hate speeches that pervert the Nigerian society nowadays.
“The younger generation would find solace in these two new books if they read and internalise the salient points raised by the author, whose desire is to help build a generation of true believers not limited by tribal or cultural inclinations.’’
The vice chancellor, who was the chairman of the occasion, said that the books underscored the problems of ethnicity and tribalism in the African Church which, he noted, constitute major hindrances to the unity of the church of Christ.
Earlier, COCIN Church President, Rev. Dachollom Datiri, described the publications as “very timely’’ in view of the doctrinal divisions confronting the unity of the church.
He commended the author, whom he described as a very hardworking person, and urged him to continue with the good works for the benefit of the society as a whole.
The two books launched were titled “The Theology of the Blood of Jesus, Its Meaning, Usage and Impact’’ and “The Theology of the Cross” as captured in Ephesians chapter 2:11-27.