The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has lamented how insurgency is crippling the education system in the northern part of the country, especially the female gender’s academics.
He said the attacks by bandits and kidnappers on hostels in the North is already rubbing off on the attitude of the students towards education.
The Senate President made this known yesterday evening in Abuja at an art exhibition organised by Stephen Binos, the son of the Senator representing Adamawa South Senatorial District, Yaroe Binos.
In his words, “It is a very bad development that education is suffering especially with so much kidnapping of school children especially the girl child.
“In northern Nigeria, education has always been a problem and it is getting worse with this kind of abduction of school children and even those in tertiary institutions.
“I believe we should continue to fight insurgency, banditry for us to restore normalcy in our country and for our country to make progress.”
He added that the situation can only be resolved by everyone putting their hands on deck irrespective of individual differences and what we believe in.
“It is a challenge but I believe that it is for all of us, the federal, the state and of course the local government and ethnic groups across the country.
“This is a situation that needs all hands on deck, regardless of what we believe in.