September 29, 2023
NAKSS organizes debate among tertiary students Ganduje (R) with NAKSS president kabo

NAKSS organizes debate among tertiary students

By Nasiru Muhammad

The National Association of Kano State Students (NAKSS) has orga­nized a maiden edition of debate competition among students of tertiary in­stitutions in the state.

This is contained in a statement made available to The Triumph by the union in Kano recently.

The topic of the competition is ‘Inse­curity, Kidnapping and Terrorism are be­coming a Major Challenge to the Nigerian: Who is to Blame, Populace or Govern­ment?’

The debate was organized by the na­tional body of the union under the leader­ship of Comrade Yahaya Usman Kabo.

The debate was intended to find out who is to blame over the current insecuri­ty, kidnapping, banditry, terrorism and any other form of insurgency in nation.

The national president of the associa­tion expressed appreciation to the nomi­nees as the speakers for their tremendous support and contribution in the historic debate.

Comrade Kabo also used the opportu­nity to thank the state governor, Dr. Abdul­lahi Umar Ganduje for his effective and ef­ficient effort on security issues in the state.

He acknowledged that the governor al­ways strives very hard towards ensuring that the lives and properties of the people of the state are highly protected.

In their separate debates, some speakers put the blame on the nation’s administra­tion while others blamed the entire people of the nation on all the insecurity problems militating against the country.

For instance, Comrade Ibrahim Sani from Bayero University, Kano posited that: “Even if the government is the cause, the populace is still to be blamed, because the leaders come from them, are a repre­sentation of them and are elected into of­fices by them.”

On his part, Khalifa Umar Farouk, a student of Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil said: “Ideally, youths are the backbone of every successful secu­rity operations. So, the best way to repair a broken window is from the inside.”

Also, Yusuf Jma, a student of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano quoted former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, saying: “Attahiru Ba­farawa, a former governor of Sokoto State, says, citizens should not blame any indi­vidual for the country’s security challeng­es, let’s unite to resolve the challenges.”

He added: “I am confident that by the time our populace talk less about rotational or zoning of any political seat, there would be less tension which may further divide the country along regional, religious and tribal lines.

“I believe all the today’s insecurity in the country is behind these issues men­tioned.”

Debating, on her part, Laritu Sulaiman of Federal College of Agricultural Produce and Technology, Kano, lamented: “Lack of modern technology to track terrorists, bandits or informants’ phone calls, DNA at crime scene, names via national ID and others.

“Lack of sophisticated fire arms and inadequate modern fighter jets to combat.”

Also debating is Abdullahi Yakub from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano who said: “Poverty is the major challenge in Nigeria that caused kidnapping, bandit­ry and terrorism.”

While Musbahu Abubakar Aliyu of Kano State Polytechnic is of the opinion that: “Lack of modern and sensitive techni­cal weapons in fighting against the menac­es and insecurity; lack of good leadership and lack of job opportunities for youths.”

He said: “Nowadays, the kidnapping and other banditry operations are becom­ing more continuously worse and nox­ious

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