Aregbesola Tasks FG Over Abducted Students, Others

Date Posted: April 24, 2014 at 8:28 am


The Osun State governor, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, had called on the Federal Government to prioritise the rescue of the remaining abducted Government Secondary School girls in Chibok, Borno State and stop other acts of violence by insurgents in parts of the country.

The governor made this call in Lagos yesterday during public presentation. Also his Lagos counterpart, Mr. Babatunde Fashola blamed the socio-economic and political crises facing Nigeria on leadership vacuum.

Aregbesola, spoke at the public presentation of a book titled, “Giants of history: Making of our world”, authored by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba.

Speaking at the occasion, Aregbesola, who was the Keynote Speaker, lamented the lacklustre attitude of the Federal Government towards the abduction incident, saying; “The implication of the abduction on national security psyche and image are enormous. I am so depressed about what is happening in the country and I do not know how to put it.

“I cannot understand the rationale behind the kidnapping of school girls; girls who left their homes with sole ambition of acquiring knowledge only to end up as companions to criminals and sycophants. It is frightening.
“I urge everybody to do everything humanly possible to put an end to this sad development.

“The Federal Government must rise up to this; everyone in authority must act now. As horrible as Afghanistan is, we never read of abduction of human beings, let alone school children.

Also, the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion, in person of Governor Fashola, said,”We had great people that could handle the situation well and make the difference but they were not allowed to occupy the right positions.”

Moreso, there was leadership vacuum in the country, which had remained unfilled in many spheres of the country’s national life because the rich human resources had not been well harnessed- Fashola lamented


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