FG Orders Closure Of College In Abuja Over Insecurity
The federal government has ordered the closure of all Federal Government College (FGCs), Kwali in Abuja due to fears of insecurity.
It was gathered that the decision was a result of rising insecurity and threat to the lives, properties, and well-being of the students.
A statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben. Bem Goong, said Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the directive in the early hours of Monday.In
He explained that the directive became necessary due to growing insecurity in the area which has become a threat to the well-being of the students.
The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of one of its colleges, the Federal Government College Kwali, located in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,” the statement reads.
“Education Minister, Adamu Adamu who gave the directive in the early hours of this morning said the closure became necessary following a security breach on Sheda and Lambata Villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council which also threatened FGC Kwali.
“According to the Minister, the timely intervention of security Agencies saved the situation. Adamu Adamu also directed that arrangements should be made for final year students to conclude their NECO examinations.
“The Minister has also directed Principals of Unity Colleges across the country to liaise with security Agencies within their jurisdictions in order to forestall any security breach in our schools.”
Three weeks ago, the correctional facility in the Kuje area council was attacked by gunmen. Hundreds of inmates, including suspected Boko Haram members, escaped during the attack.