Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has alleged an agenda to deprive college kids, particularly these from the educationally deprived Northern area of going to high school.
Bello acknowledged 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 schooling, would discourage kids who need to accumulate schooling.
Bello requested the federal government to all means shield the youngsters from intimidations whereas in class, including that the kidnap of faculty kids in Katsina State and people of the Authorities Science School in Kagara, Niger State is sufficient pointer to that impact.
“We should always not topic our college kids which have chosen the fitting path by going to high school to be intimidated by some unscrupulous components within the society. We have to take this severely particularly, within the a part of the nation the place the schooling degree is low.”
“As soon as, they go to high school, it’s our accountability to take superb care of them. I believe there may be an agenda someplace, in some way to deprive our younger ones of a very good schooling.”
It might 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 elements of the state for peace to return to the state.
He, nonetheless, warned that the needful will probably be achieved to these “who selected terrorism and depriving others of their property with no indicators of repentance.”