Ahead of the resumption of primary and secondary schools across the nation, next month, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has assured that the military was committed to securing the nation’s schools.
Federal and state government officials, military and other security agencies met with school owners and representatives of parents, in Abuja, to re-strategise on how to secure schools and fund Safe School initiative.
General Irabor who was represented by Rear Admiral Chibuike Azike, the Director of Education, Defence Headquarters, noted terrorist attacks on schools which led to the closure of schools in parts of the country.
Vanguard newspapers reports that In his address, the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Alh. Shehu Aliyu, said that the federal would adequately fund the Safe Schools initiative.