Children’s Day: Kogi mourns varsity college students killed by abductors

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The Kogi State Government has mourned the killing of two college students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, by their abductors.

The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Fatimah Momoh, whereas addressing dad and mom and youngsters on the Children’s Day celebration held at Muhammadu Buhari Square in Lokoja, the state capital on Monday, described the killing as tragic and unwarranted.

PUNCH Online reported on Sunday that the state authorities reiterated its dedication to making sure these behind the killings of two kidnapped college students of the college are apprehended and delivered to justice.

The authorities defined that the scholars have been murdered whereas negotiations for his or her launch have been ongoing.

The Kogi Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, had mentioned in a press release on Sunday that whereas 21 different college students have been rescued alive, the 2 others have been killed by their abductors whereas in captivity.

Momoh, who led the gathering to watch a one-minute silence for the deceased college students additionally known as for improved entry to high quality training for all youngsters.

She mentioned, “The information of two college students of Confluence University who have been killed by their abductors is tragic and unwarranted. This is an avoidable state of affairs.

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“May their soul rest in perfect peace and may their families be comforted, Insha Allah. Amen.”

The Commissioner careworn that the event of Children’s Day celebration for folks and guardians to mirror on their responsibility of nurturing and defending the youngsters.

She added youngsters can attain their potential by the mixed efforts of all stakeholders by high quality training and robust values.

The Commissioner, whereas stressing the dedication of the administration to supply high quality training to youngsters throughout the state, famous that it has zero tolerance for youngsters being out of college.

“Children are our society’s heartbeat, destined to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. As we have fun, we should bear in mind our responsibility to nurture and defend them. Quality training and robust values like respect, empathy, and integrity are essential for his or her growth.

“I’m proud to say that Kogi State is main in offering high quality training. We supply free training from major to secondary faculty, cowl examination charges, and distribute bursaries to college students in tertiary establishments. Our state has zero tolerance for youngsters being out of college, and fogeys should guarantee their youngsters attend.

“Let us reaffirm our commitment to quality education for all children. Together, as parents, educators, and citizens, we can help every child reach their full potential,” Momoh concluded.



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