Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said that terrorism and general insecurity in the country will get worse if adequate investment is not made in education, nutrition, health and security.
El-Rufai said this on Tuesday while speaking at a validation meeting for Nigeria’s Human Capital Development (HCD) Communications action plan, at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.
The governor was reported to have been representing the North West zone at the council meeting.
“The bandits we arrest have never gone to school; they have no notion of religion; either Christianity or Islam and they have no hope.
“If we don’t invest in education, healthcare, nutrition and security, our situation will just get worse.
“This is why I must pay compliments to the vice president for being at the lead in getting the political attention needed to address this challenge.
“It is all about political will, ladies and gentlemen; we have spoken here; there is a clear strategy; we all talk about implementation.
“Why are state governments not budgeting at least 25 per cent, 26 per cent for education and 15 per cent for healthcare as recommended by UN agencies?”
The governor urged all political leaders and stakeholders to be actively involved in making sure due diligence is carried out on the insecurity challenges in the country.
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