By Usman Shuaibu
As the world marked Children’s Day, yesterday, the senior programme officer, Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), a non-governmental organization, in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mrs. Frances Teshoma, has called on the government to provide basic facilities for the school children to encourage them in their studies.
Teshoma, who made the call in a telephone interview with Peoples Daily, in Kuje, also urged the government to give priority attention to the security of school children across the FCT and the country at large, so as to protect them against kidnapping by insurgents.
She appealed to the citizens to work hand in hand with the government as well as security agencies to combat crimes in the society, saying that security is everybody’s business.
According to her, no meaningful development would be achieved under a chaotic atmosphere, but pleaded with the government to redouble its effort to put an end to the security challenges facing the country now.
On education, she called on the stakeholders in the sector to continue to contribute their quota towards the development of education in the FCT and Nigeria as a whole, noting that education is the bedrock of any society.
She therefore, advised the students and pupils to cultivate the habit of reading their books always, in order to be equipped with the knowledge.
Teshoma however warned the youths to shun anti-social vices in anywhere they found themselves in the country.