Nigeria reaping what it sowed, says Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has mentioned the speed of banditry will proceed to develop throughout the nation if the federal government fails to prioritise the schooling of Nigerian youths.

Kukah mentioned Nigeria is dealing with banditry and terrorism assaults because of the authorities’s lack of funding in educating the younger technology.

He said this on Friday whereas delivering a lecture on the forty second Actualisation four-day convention of Rotary Worldwide, District 9110 in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

He attributed the rising safety challenges in Nigeria to the implications of the younger technology not having a correct schooling.

“We face the challenges which are the implications of our youngsters not having schooling. Now all people is fearing bandits, all people is fearing Boko Haram, we’re reaping right now what we sowed yesterday and it’ll truly develop worse.

“We have now thousands and thousands of kids, no less than between 10 and 12 or 15 million youngsters which are on the streets who’re begging, every of those youngsters are rising by the day, the Almajiri that’s 10 now, in 10 years time he can be 20 years so until we rapidly do one thing the state of affairs could go worse,” he said.

He charged philanthropists, non secular organisations and different humanitarian organisations to channel their efforts in the direction of combating illiteracy.

He mentioned, “Nigeria should attempt to fight illiteracy as a result of there isn’t a substitute for schooling and if we who’re educated consider that we’re safe then we should assume once more.”

On his half, former President Olusegun Obasanjo charged the Rotary membership to rechannel their efforts in creating a greater world.

Obasanjo who spoke in a pre-recorded video, referred to as on the membership to proceed to place service to humanity above each different factor.

The previous President urged contributors to make use of the convention alternative to reignite the eagerness for serving to the much less privileged and positively impacting society.

The District Governor, Ifeyinwa Ejezie, said that the membership underneath her watch has completed rather a lot within the space of its focus together with fundamental schooling and literacy, maternal and little one well being in addition to financial empowerment.

Ejezie mentioned the District has taken the difficulty of psychological well being to a different stage by educating lots of people, including that the membership equally addressed drug abuse among the many youths.

For years, banditry and terrorism have forcibly displaced quite a few people from their properties, particularly within the northern area of the nation.

The escalating insecurity within the nation has sparked outrage, prompting stakeholders to demand stringent measures from the Federal Authorities to fight kidnappings.

A Borno State Home of Representatives member, Ahmed Jaha, on Thursday, urged the Federal Authorities to enlist army mercenaries to deal with the nation’s safety challenges, suggesting the recall of these employed throughout former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

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