Bukola Saraki, the president of the Senate, has said that Nigeria might soon have to face the wrath of children left out of school, if proper attention is not given.
Saraki who described as “alarming and a ticking time bomb’’ the no fewer than 10.5 million children in the country believed to be out of school, says it is now or never to save the nation from implosion.
The Senate President was reacting to the statistics on out-of-school children released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, on Sunday, June 11, in Abuja.
According to Premium Times, Saraki, who spoke when he received a UNICEF delegation, led by its Country Representative, Mohammed Fall, said that the situation called for urgent attention by relevant stakeholders.
He lamented that Nigeria had the highest number of out-of-school children in the world, adding that the statistics represented approximately 20 per cent of the world’s population of such children.