Richard Ginika Izuora
The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has called on the Federal Government to tackle the challenge of kidnapping in the country.
Ogunyemi, in a statement ion Sunday, May 23; also disclosing that it was necessary to bring violent crimes to an end in the country, stressing that ending insecurity required commitment as well as sincerity on the part of the government.
“It is the duty of the government to secure the life and property of the citizenry, the government has to do this with commitment.
“It is difficult to wipe out the traces of criminality in a society that is plagued by feelings of injustice, mass poverty, and also unemployment,’’ he said.
The ASUU president said that it was wrong to give money to criminals for whatever reason; as “it is a king of encouragement to indulge in crime’’.
He commended moves by the Senate to enact a law banning the payment and receiving of ransom.
“This is a step in the right direction,’’ the ASUU President said.