Lawan bemoans security situation in North, closure of schools

Lawan bemoans security situation in North, closure of schools

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has bemoaned the frequent kidnapping of school children in the northern part of the country, which had led to the worsening state of education in the region.

Lawan made this call on Sunday, June 20, during a press briefing at the First Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Photographs by Stephen Binos, son of Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe, in Adamawa.

According to the lawmaker, insecurity is a national challenge that requires all hands to be on deck.

He said, “this is a situation that needs all hands on deck regardless of what you believe in. We all need to survive first before we achieve any excellence and I believe we can do so well.”

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Senator Lawan also bemoaned that the insecurity is affecting efforts to address poor education levels in the north.

He revealed that “in northern Nigeria, education has always been a problem; and it is making it worse with this kind of abduction of students; either in Islamiya school or normal secondary school or even in tertiary institutions; like it happened in Afaka in Kaduna State; and I believe we should continue to fight this kind of insurgency; the banditry for us to restore normalcy in our country for our country to make progress.”

“It is a challenge, but I believe that it is for all of us – the Federal, States and, of course, the Local Government; and all the communities and ethnic groups across the country.

“We can reverse the current trend of insecurity in our country. It is a very sad development that our education is suffering; especially with so much kidnapping of school children especially the girl child.

He however expressed optimism that the government was committed to bringing a lasting solution to the situation.

“I want to assure everyone that this administration, the Muhammadu Buhari APC administration, would continue to do all in its power; with the support of the National Assembly to reverse the spate of insecurity across Nigeria.”


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