‘Training essential to growth’ — Okonjo-Iweala calls for launch of kidnapped Kaduna, Sokoto college students


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Commerce Organisation (WTO), has known as on the federal authorities to make sure the discharge of the scholars kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna and Sokoto states.

Okonjo-Iweala spoke in Abuja on Tuesday in the course of the launch of the WTO-ITC 2024 technical help programme for Nigeria.

She expressed disappointment over the mass abduction of scholars and academics within the nation, including that schooling may be very essential to financial growth.

Over 200 college students have been lately kidnapped after bandits invaded the Authorities Secondary College Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna.

One other 15 Tsangaya college students reportedly went lacking after bandits invaded the college at Gidan Bakuso in Gada LGA of Sokoto.

“I’m unhappy as a result of I’m right here at a time when as soon as extra a whole bunch of our college kids and academics have been kidnapped,” Okonjo-Iweala stated.

“As a mom, grandmother educator and somebody for whom schooling is paramount to creating financial alternatives, I’m unhappy.

“And with the consultant of my brother, the nationwide safety adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, I hope we are able to have the ability to get well them quickly in Kaduna and Sokoto.”

Regardless of latest efforts by safety operatives to fight banditry and terrorism, circumstances of assaults, killings and abductions are nonetheless recorded in components of the nation.

Lately, greater than 200 internally displaced individuals (IDPs) within the Ngala space of Borno have been kidnapped by terrorists whereas fetching firewood within the space.

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