The President of People Empowerment and Educational Foundation (PEEF) Femi Oluwasanmi has called on the Federal Government to initiate a programme that will take care of the educational needs of the indigent children in Nigeria.
Oluwasanmi made this call while addressing the children of the Almajiris living under the bridge at a Motor Park in Arepo, Ogun state.
He said today (May 27) being the 2019 Children’s Day Celebration in Nigeria is an avenue to remind the government of its constitutional responsibility of giving free education to her citizenry as stipulated in section 18 (3) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Oluwasanmi, a 2014 batch B NYSC Niger State Merit Award winner, said the reason for the high level of insecurity in the country is because the government failed to live up to it constitutional role in education.
The president said for there to be adequate security, sustainable peace and speedy development in the country, the government needs to invest hugely in the education sector.
He applauded the government for declaring a state of emergency in the nation’s educational sector.
While dining with the children of the Almajiris at the park, the PEEF president urged the government to quickly translate this declaration to reality in order to reduce the rate of insecurity in the country.
Oluwasanmi sympathized with the parents of the remaining Chibok girls in Boko Haram’s captivity and called on all well-meaning Nigerians to use this Children’s Day celebration to show love to the less privileged people in their environment.