Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has responded to the Federal Government’s plan to close down one of its colleges, Kwali Federal Government College, due to security concerns.
SocialNaija recalls that Peter Obi stated it was the responsibility of the Buhari-led administration to make sure the safety of lives and college students are protected.
Peter Obi stated that the federal government’s decision to close schools in the federal capital territory due to rising insecurity is an indication of the frustration Nigerians face every day and calls for action to save Nigerians.
Peter Obi acknowledged this while reacting to the Federal authority’s resolution to shut all Unity Schools in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
The Federal authorities took the motion on 25 July, citing insecurity and threats by bandits to abduct college students within the capital territory.
Peter Obi stated, “the proposed closure of schools within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, isn’t solely worrisome but miserable.
“The federal government stated that its the government’s duty to protect the lives of its citizens, and therefore it must take proactive steps.
“The Labour Party presidential aspirant urges the federal government to use all of its resources to combat the country’s rising level of insecurity so that our students can return to school safely and our nation can return to the path of progress,”
In the last three years of President Buhari’s administration, bandits have targeted Nigerian students. As a result, there has been a high number of out-of-school children.
The areas that are mostly affected are the Northern states of Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Yobe, and Borno.