Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has alleged an agenda to deprive college youngsters, particularly these from the educationally deprived Northern area of going to highschool.
Bello said this throughout a courtesy name paid him by his colleagues led by the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman Nigerian Governors Discussion board, NGF, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in Minna.
He lamented that the present spate of assaults on faculties within the north, which already has a low degree of training, would discourage youngsters who need to accumulate training.
Bello requested the federal government to all means defend the youngsters from intimidations whereas in class, including that the kidnap of faculty youngsters in Katsina State and people of the Authorities Science Faculty in Kagara, Niger State is sufficient pointer to that impact.
“We must always not topic our college youngsters which have chosen the correct path by going to highschool to be intimidated by some unscrupulous parts within the society. We have to take this significantly particularly, within the a part of the nation the place the training degree is low.”
“As soon as, they go to highschool, it’s our duty to take excellent care of them. I believe there may be an agenda someplace, in some way to deprive our younger ones of a very good training.”
It will be recalled that following the kidnap of scholars in Karaga, Governor Bello ordered the closure of boarding faculties in 4 council areas final week Thursday, till additional discover.
The governor defined that the state would make use of dialogue with their abductors to safe their launch and afterwards, enter one other dialogue with gunmen terrorizing components of the state for peace to return to the state.
He, nevertheless, warned that the needful might be carried out to these “who selected terrorism and depriving others of their property with no indicators of repentance.”