The Chairman, National Youth council of Nigeria, Niger state chapter has called on the state government, State Universal Basic Education Board, the 25 Local Government chairmen in the State to urgently do anything humanly possible to resolve the lingering crises affecting Basic Education in the State.
Shariff who made this call during a press conference to adress the issue Basic Education in the state and the lingering insecurity stated that the strike cannot go beyond this period, if we truly wish well for the education sector in the State.
It can be recalled that the primary schools in Niger state have remained closed for two (2) months now, over the issue of percentage payment of teachers’ salaries.
In addition, the Chairman in his speech called for a policy realignment and paradigm shift in the Police administration. He suggested that government implements a “hybrid option” that will provide the benefits of state policing without losing Federal Central Command of the Police.
He noted that there should be a new policy of Government that will mandate the deployment of commissioners of Police and 70% of Police Personnel to their States of Origin.
According to him, there is a need to collect and monitor information so that law enforcement officers can be proactive and predict potential crimes with near perfect accuracy and not reactively.
Furthermore, the Chairman who is also the leader of the North Central Chairmen’s Forum stressed that it is still not late for the government at all levels and stakeholders to return to drawing board in order to sketch viable method of ending this problem, so as to secure the Country from the hands of these blood-sucking demons, kidnappers, terrorist and other criminal elements.