Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has blamed the current security challenges in Nigeria on the 1975 coup d’état which overthrew Yakubu Gowon and brought Murtala Muhammed to power.
He stated this earlier today as he narrated how the Gowon government was planning to ensure free and compulsory primary education for children of school age.
Lai Mohammed who claimed that failure to execute the plan is responsible for Nigeria’s large number of out-of-school children, added that insecurity in Nigeria has been heightened by the militant and insurgent groups having a ready army to recruit from the country’s 13.2 million out-of-school children.
The Minister also said it was resolved at the meeting that all three levels of government “must ensure that we go back to that and ensure at least free primary education for the first nine years for each child”.
Source: Akahi News