Prof. Ahmed Abubakar Sadauki has lamented about the increasing wave of insecurity in the country which is adversely affecting the educational sector.

Prof Sadauki of Department of Geography, Federal University of Technology Minna spoke on Wednesday during the 11th convocation lecture of The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State.

The Prof identified that Nigeria is under a siege following insecurity of the country in a lecture titled “Nigeria Security Challenge: Implications for Sustainable Educational and Economic Development”

According to him, “educational sector is affected as a result of the current insecurity in the country and education being the bedrock of growth and development of any society should be saved from collapse.”

He said one of the reasons for insecurity challenges in the country is lack of knowledge, adding that most of the perpetrators turned the true knowledge upside down and interpreted it the best way they understood because they lack the requisite knowledge.

Speaking further, he described the lecture as one coming at the right time due to the current happenings in the country.

Prof Abubakar further opined that the current insecurity challenges confronting the country can be a thing of the past if the federal government can re-organize the country’s intelligence system and build a capable and more proactive security apparatus in Nigeria.

He further advised the government to include peace studies and security management in school curriculum at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Nigeria to enable Nigerian Youths to appreciate the importance of peace and security in a secular nation like Nigeria.

He further advised the government to include peace studies and security management in school curriculum at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Nigeria to enable Nigerian Youths to appreciate the importance of peace and security in a secular nation like Nigeria.

Prof Abubakar explained that insecurity needs to be tackled because no nation can achieve socio-economic development in an environment of socio and physical insecurity.

He called on government at all levels on the need for arresting the menace of insecurity which will not only protect lives and properties, but will also improve the fortunes of the country in all ramifications.

By Raymond Joe.