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NUT, others task FG to intensify rescue effort

Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 8:56 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase –  Reporter, Lagos 


Stakeholders in the education sector have tasked government to intensify efforts to rescue the Chibok girls back alive from their captures since over a year ago.

Michael Olukoya

Michael Olukoya

National President of the Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT), Comrade Michael Olukoya in a telephone interview with Daily Independent stated that the Nigerian military are doing their best, contending that terrorists are not predictable.

“It is not an easy thing for adolescent girls under captivity over one year, sincerely they would have been assaulted beyond proportion, and for me I pray we get these girls back alive.

The abduction of the girls has caused a devastating effect on the nation’s education system because any time our mind reflects back at the plight of these girls one wonders about the future of this country. So it is a challenge one might not be able to get out of quickly,” he said.

Expressing optimism that the girls will return safely, Southwest Coordinator of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Deacon Olusoji Adams said prayers by concerned Nigerians for their safety will not go in vain.

He urged the incoming administration of General Mohammadu Buhari to consolidate on the gains of the six weeks onslaught against the sect by the outgoing government to ensure nothing is left undone to ensure their return safely.

Also speaking with Daily Independent, Principal of Kings College, Lagos, Otunba Dele Olapeju called for the entrenchment of security of lives and property in the constitution of the country by governments at all levels.

“Government should guarantee the safety of lives and properties of its citizenry that is the essence of governance, we expect that learning from this experience, security consciousness should be everybody’s concern, it should not be left alone for the security personnel because these criminals live among human beings so we should be vigilant as a nation,” he said.