House of Reps call for more security surveillance in schools

Adopting the motion, the House in addition, called on the Federal Government to provide one free meal a day for children in primary and secondary schools across the country.


House of Representatives has urged security agencies to setup special task force to work with Ministry of Education and Parent Teacher Association to ensure more security surveillance in schools.

This is sequel to a motion move by Rep. Yakubu Balogun (Lagos-APC), and unanimously adopted through a voice vote.

The motion was on the need for government at all levels to make adequate security arrangements for the protection of students in primary and secondary schools.

Balogun expressed concern about the abduction of about 276 school girls by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, in April 2014.

The lawmaker said the incident could have been prevented if adequate security measures were in place.

Balogun, who commended measures taken by some private schools in ensuring the security and safety of students in their schools, also urged public primary and secondary schools to do same.

The House, therefore, urged security agencies to setup a special task force in collaboration with the ministry of education to ensure comprehensive and effective security surveillance in primary and secondary schools across the country.

The house also advised that the collaboration should be extended to the parent teacher association.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:


Recommended articles

4 more Bethel Baptist High School students regain freedom

Lagos CP orders speedy investigation of LG elections offenders

VP Osinbajo calls for tech-driven legal system

PDP Governors demand electronic transmission of election results

COVID-19 creates opportunity for innovations - Osinbajo

LASIEC to issue certificates to winners of Lagos LG election on Tuesday

Governor Abiodun swears in 20 newly elected LG chairmen in Ogun

Buhari signs N982.7 billion budget to fight COVID-19, insecurity

20 million young Nigerians will benefit from FG education scheme, Osinbajo says