THE Osun State governor, Mr Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has advocated for a conscious youth employment policy to be jointly powered by the Federal Government and the 36 states of the federation as a major strategy towards solving the rising insurgency in the country.
Governor Aregbesola, who condemned in its entirety the attack on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, described the assassination attempt as unconscionable and sacrilegious.
Lamenting what he described as a total paralysis of the social and economic activities caused by the activities of the insurgents, the governor said a palpable atmosphere of fear pervaded the nation now as a fallout of the unending spate of violence unleashed on the people.
“We condemn this unconscionable attack on an octogenarian who is also a traditional ruler in very strong terms. It is un-African and against all known religious doctrines. It should call for the concern of all patriots.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned Saturday’s gun attack on the Emir of Kano.
In a statement from Special Assistant, Media/Public Affairs to President of CAN, Kenny Ashaka, the President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, said the attack was disturbing and totally condemnable.
He said, “this attack reinforces CAN’s call to the Federal Government on the need to do more in the area of securing Nigerians and Nigeria. Although Nigerians are yet to know those behind the barbaric act, I want to, again, appeal to northern political, religious and traditional leaders to say and do more in order to, practically, engage those responsible for the ‘madness’ going on in northern Nigeria and find ways to help end this nightmare.”