“Insecurity will worsen if govt fails to prioritise education” – Bishop Kukah warns

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has warned that insecurity in the country will worsen if Nigeria fails to prioritise education.

The cleric made the comment on Friday while delivering a lecture at the 42nd Actualisation conference of Rotary International, District 9110, held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Kukah bemoaned the poor state of education and urged religious institutions, charities, and other humanitarian organisations to focus their energies on ending illiteracy.

His words: “We are facing the challenges that are the consequences of our children not having education. Now everybody is fearing bandits, everybody is fearing Boko Haram, we are reaping today what we sowed yesterday and it will actually grow worse.

“We have millions of children, at least between 10 to 12 or 15 million children that are on the streets who are begging, each of these children are growing by the day, the Almijiri that is 10 now, in 10 years time he will be 20 years so unless we quickly do something the situation may go worse.

“We must all try to combat illiteracy because there is no substitute for education and if we who are educated believe that we are secured then we must think again”.

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