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FG Must Protect Nigerian School Children Better – NHRC

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu has come out to blast the current insecurity situation in Nigeria.

Ojukwu recently revealed this when news of the abduction of some students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State took over the media.

According to him, the frequent abduction of students undermines the right to education of the affected children, and it is time for the government to fulfil its promise to guarantee safety at all Nigerian schools.

He added that the deteriorating and alarming state of insecurity in the country is nothing to write home about, and cannot be allowed to continue.

His words, “The primary duty of government is the protection of lives and property which must not be compromised at any time. Our children must be protected from all forms of harm while enjoying their guaranteed rights to education anywhere.”

“Several other avoidable abductions have taken place like the Chibok girls saga, the unfortunate incident of Government Science and Technical College Dapchi as well as the Catholic Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaduna among others”. All these could have been avoided if there was proper security in place.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’Γ©tat. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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