Mr lssa Aremu, Director-General, Michael lmoudu National lnstitute for Labour Studies (MlNlLS), has said that sound and qualitative education would help curb banditry, kidnapping and other vices in the country.
Aremu said this on Sunday while delivering a lecture on the implementation of the new National Education Development Plan at the 55 anniversary celebration of the llorin Grammar School.
Aremu, who is an old student of the school, noted that there is no substitute for qualitative and sound education and urged the three tiers of government to invest more in education
According to him, education is the only weapon that can eradicate all security challenges and other negative tendencies retarding national growth and development.
“Nothing can be equated with sound education in any society, after education is education, education is capable of eradicating security challenges confronting the nation,” he said.
He lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for putting in place the new National Education Development Plan and urged stakeholders in the education sector and Nigerians to support him towards the realization of the objective.
Aremu also called on aspiring president and governors to make implementation of the National Development Plan their watchword as the 2023 general elections draw nearer. (NAN)