The Federal Government has been advised to do the needful not only to ensure that the Chibok abducted girls are released, but also to ensure that there is maximum security in all the nooks and crannies of the country.
Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, gave the advice while receiving members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers in the state led by the State Chairman, Saka Adesiyan, who thronged the governor’s office on a bring ‘‘back our girls’’ solidarity rally as directed by the National President of the union.
On behalf of the state helmsman, the State Head of Service, Mr. Olayinka Owoeye, asserted that it is the primary responsibility of government to provide security for all and sundry, explaining that if they shirk this sacred responsibility, pressure is needed to make them do the expedient.
While appreciating the state governor for putting necessary machinery in place for absolute security in the State of Osun, Mr. Olayinka Owoeye said that it is only in an atmosphere of peace that there can be progress.
He then thanked the Nigeria Union of Teachers for the courage demonstrated in joining the rest of the world to solicit the release of the abducted Chibok girls.
In the address of the National President of NUT, Alogba Michael Olukoya, presented by the state Chairman of the union, Saka Adesian, the Federal Government was called upon to demonstrate enough social responsibility by guaranteeing security of lives and property in the land.
The president of NUT re-iterated the need to declare a state of emergency in the education sector, explaining that the first emergency need of Nigeria education system is to guarantee conducive and peaceful learning environment.
Olukoya also demanded that the Federal, as well as Borno and Yobe states government should pay adequate compensation to a total of 173 teachers who, according to him, lost their lives to various attacks by the insurgents.