President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has raised the alarm that the disturbing insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria was already affecting the disposition of young people, especially girls, towards education.
He stated that the attacks on school hostels by bandits and insurgents who usually kidnap the students was affecting the attitude of girls in the North to education.
Lawan stated this in Abuja on Saturday evening when he spoke as the special guest of honour at the art exhibition organised by Stephen Binos, the son of the Senator representing Adamawa South Senatorial District, Yaroe Binos.
“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.”