By Gina Bella
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), has call on the Federal government to henceforth take the business of securing life and properties serious, adding that provision of adequate protection and security in all schools in Nigeria is no more negotiable.
NUT stated this following the release of the recently abducted students of Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State.
National President of the Union, Nasir Idris, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday 18 December, 2020 in Abuja by Its Press and Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Hwande, urged government to engage measures that would heal the students of any psychological trauma they might have suffered while in captivity.
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Katsina state, Katsina State, Aminu Masari, for securing the timely release of the abducted students
“Indeed the entire nation, particularly the education community, has been anxiously awaiting the safe release and return of these students who had spent seven days in captivity.
“It is our sincere hope that government would henceforth provide adequate security and protection in and round all schools across the country as well as implement hazard allowance and life insurance for teachers. These will allay fears of safety concern of students and teachers within our school system and allow for great accomplishments for the attainment of our nation’s educational goals.” The statement in part, stated.