Governor Udom reveals how to end insecurity
The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel has advised Nigerian leaders to do more in the area of education and healthcare, according to him, if they can at least provide the basic needs of Nigerians, a whole lot of security and social problems would have been solved in the country.
Governor Emmanuel stated this during the second quarterly meeting organised by the office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) for Secretaries to States Government (SSGs) held at Ibom Hotels and Golf Resort, Uyo, yesterday.
While declaring the meeting open, governor Emmanuel described the theme of the meeting “Improving access to social services at national and sub-national levels,” as timely and eulogies the innovation by the office of the SGF as wonderful, bipartisan and unifying.
Governor Emmanuel noted that government existed to provide services to the people, stating that failure to do that was a grave abdication of a cardinal responsibility of government which resultant effect would be deep apathy and may resort to self-help approaches by the citizens which would not be good for Nigeria.
“I strongly believe, as a country, we still have so much to do in the areas of education and healthcare. Because, if we can, at least, provide the basic needs of Nigerians, a whole lot of security and social problems would have been solved in this country, we need to look critically. We need to look at our curriculum for education.” he stated
“Our educational training can no longer be anchored on training people to write application for a job, but, we need to train people on how to become entrepreneurs on every single field, that way, we tackle the issue of social vices and jump-start our economy. Our population growth must also match our planning. Population cannot grow faster than our social services.” he added.