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Martins tasks govt on security, education

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The Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Revd. Alfred Adewale Martins has decried worsening insecurity in the country, especially the kidnapping of old people and school children for ransom.

He hinged the development on the failure of security agencies in the country to protect the people.

The archbishop stated this yesterday at St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, Lagos during the celebration of 30 years of Jesuit education.

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Martins, who hoped that the new security chiefs would make a difference, reminded public office holders that the primary function of government is to secure lives and property of the governed.

He therefore called on the government to fulfill its mandate in the area of security and welfare of the citizens.

The archbishop also advised the Kwara State government to emulate Lagos State by handing over missionary schools to their owners, saying government alone cannot do it in the area of education.

The cleric urged those who are exploiting religion for selfish purposes to desist from it and allow schools founded by any religion to retain its character in every ramification.

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