The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, yesterday, warned the Federal Government on the dangers of attack on schools and abduction of students.
The UN official, who raised the alarm that the education sector was under attack in Nigeria, stated this in commemoration of the 2021 International Day to protect Education from Attack, which takes place every September 9.
Kallon, who condemned the unending attacks on schools, said in a statement, titled ”The collective future of Nigeria is under threat,” that kidnappings had affected hundreds of children in a number of states in the country.
He said the UN condemned attack on schools, and called for more efforts to protect students and ensure uninterrupted teaching and learning.
“I strongly condemn every form of attack that has kept many children away from schools. I call on the federal and state governments to do more to protect schools from attack and ensure that teaching and learning were safe and conducive in all schools in Nigeria.
“Whenever teaching and learning iare disrupted, the impact on human capital development is enormous as the recovery period is always tortuous and longer than the length of the initial disruption.