Member of the Ekiti State House of Representatives, the Hon. Ibrahim Olanrewaju, said the preponderance of kidnappings from schools in the north of the country was an evil plot by Boko Haram insurgents to discourage Western education in Nigeria.
The lawmaker spoke on Saturday in Otun Ekiti, in the Moba local government area of Ekiti state, while handing out documents worth more than 500 million naira to his constituents as dividends from democracy.
Speaking about the kidnapping of students in Chibok, Kankara, Dapchi and Kagara in Niger state by suspected bandits, Olanrewaju said it was wrongdoing on the part of the insurgents to curtail education in northern Niger. country.
“What Boko Haram means is that Western education is a sin. They wanted to discourage people from going to school and that will not triumph for Nigeria.
“These are very unfortunate situations. I applaud President Muhammadu Buhari for committing so much energy, funds and personnel to wage this asymmetric war, but he must do better.
“Boko Haram insurgents have dispersed from the northeast, because of the bombing of soldiers and that’s why you see strange Fulani shepherds penetrating the southeast and the southwest causing all these crises.”
Referring to efforts by federal lawmakers to tackle insecurity, Olanrewaju said the House summoned President Buhari to explain why the situation is escalating and sponsored several motions to alleviate the scourge.
Olanrewaju said the mile-long, 100 million naira road he built to Otun Ekiti and other empowerment documents was meant to thank his constituents for giving him the mandate to serve.
“This is the first batch of empowerment and we will do more. I will do well for the people to thank God for raising me to this unexpected position ”.
Olanrewaju added that he is currently sponsoring a bill in the House for the establishment of an agricultural school to stimulate the economy and the development of human capital.
Ekiti State Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi, represented by his Chief of Staff, Biodun Omoleye, called on the masses of Ekiti to distance themselves from vote buying which could cause friction between them and the elect.
Fayemi also urged politicians not to be desperate when seeking elected office, describing this as a catalyst for do-or-die politics.
“Politicians must learn to be patient. Hon. Olanrewaju worked for APC to secure this position. What he does is a perfect example of selfless leadership and whatever you do, God notices, there is always a day of judgment. In the House, he has never been a bench driver. He is a good active representative of the people.
“In order for elected officials to better serve the people, our people must forget about buying votes. They should not financially exaggerate the party candidates, so when they get into positions they can remember the people ”.