Peter Obi has condemned federal government action on closure of schools in FCT.
Naijanewshub.com.ng gathered that the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has berated the Federal Government over closure of schools in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory over fear of attack by bandits.
Naijanewshub.com.ng further reports that Peter Obi reacted to the development via his social media post.
The post read as thus; “The proposed closure of some schools in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, is not only worrisome but depressing.
As a firm believer in the transformative role of education, I am saddened by how education in Nigeria has continued to be stifled by insecurity, avoidable industrial action of unions and poor funding, all arising from poor governance.
The affected students of these colleges, when added to the millions of students already languishing at home due to ASUU Strike and the 18.5 million out-of-school children roaming the streets, all add to the painful burden that slows the nation down on its journey to development.
While I understand this decision by the government as a measure of keeping our students safe, I reiterate that insecurity can be fought permanently by lifting people out of poverty, through support for small businesses and the creation of jobs, adequately employing more training and equipping our security personnel.
The government, in keeping to its duties of protecting the lives of citizens, must be proactive in its actions.
I urge the government to do all within its power to arrest the high level of insecurity in the nation, to enable our students safely return to schools, and for our nation to return to the part of progress.