The Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Agriculture, Dame Theresa Okoye has called on the government at all levels to tighten security of pupils and students in various schools across Nigeria, amidst various stories of abductions and killings.
According to Dame Okoye who made this call in Awka, the recent abduction and killing of pupils and children in some schools across the country, has made it pertinent for the government at all levels to enhance the security of life and property of all Nigerians, especially pupils and students.
The Governor’s assistant who doubled as the National Women Coordinator, All Soludo Support Group, urged parents to equally enhance the safety of their pupils and students, as they are the leaders of tomorrow.
She regretted the recent killings and abductions of pupils and students in the country by either their peers, caregivers or bandits, and called on the government at all levels to double their efforts in checkmating the ugly menace.
Dame Okoye pointed out that the ugly scenario might lead to some parents withdrawing their children from school, thereby increasing the rate of out of school children in Nigeria, if urgent steps are not taken immediately.