President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rescued students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, to remain focused in pursuing their interest of acquiring good education, despite the misfortune of kidnapping.
The President stated this when he met with the 344 students at the Banquet Hall of the Katsina State Government House.
President Muhammadu Buhari who noted that the reward of knowledge is not negotiable said the unfortunate incident was a test of character and determination to succeed in life.
He assured the students that the Federal Government will upgrade the security structure in the country to ensure more safety.
The President commends Governor Aminu Bello Masari for working tirelessly to ensure that the kidnapped children were returned unharmed, while appreciating all the security agencies, traditional institutions and individuals that played key roles in their rescue.
President Buhari says the military and security agencies still have a lot to do to secure the country and its citizens.
Governor Masari had suggested the upgrade of the nation’s security architecture to ensure safety of citizens, adding that the kidnap of school children should never happen again.
The Governor says the release of the children was through collaborations, negotiations and discussions, thanking the President for consistently supporting the process, creating time for regular updates and taking actions when needed.