Insecurity: We’ve what it takes to keep schools safe says FG


The federal government has said it had put necessary measures in place to ensure the security of all Nigerians, especially young school children, reiterating the there would no longer be instances of abduction of school children.

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, give this assurance on Monday while speaking with State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He however noted that government is not oblivious of the possibility of instances of sabotage by elements with intents to embarrass the government.

“To answer your question that those who do not mean well for the country, they can try to do it to embarrass government, by government saying it will be the last, by the grace of God. It’s a possibility, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, has done everything possible to ensure safe schools.

“It has recently rejigged the national security architecture and it’s an ongoing exercise and everything that is possible to stop this, government is putting it in place and by special grace of God, it should be the last this country will see.

“Yes, there may be a possibility that some people will try to do it to embarrass government, but government has the resources to continue to give the best in terms of security in this country. We think, and we hope, but especially by the grace of God, that this will be the last that we’ll see in this country,” he reiterated.

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Asked what the security arrangements are to make schools safe and banish incidences of students abduction, he said “well, first and foremost, like I said, the government has put things in place to ensure safe schools, in partnership with the sub-nationals, in partnership with the people that are localized in those environments, including intelligence gathering, information gathering, you know, and then supply of equipment and weapons and so on, so forth, training and retraining of security personnel.

“Everything that is humanly possible by any government to put in place, to ensure security of lives and property, is being put together to ensure that this doesn’t happen. Like I said, it’s an ongoing thing and government is committed to it and will continue to do so,” he said.