Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama, has said that insecurity in Nigeria was directly or indirectly affecting the survival of private universities in the country.
He asserted that the incessant attacks by bandits on the education sector do not only affect the safety of students and staff in schools but also threatens the existence of private universities and put them at risk.
Kaigama made this assertion while speaking at the 10th convocation ceremony of Veritas University on Saturday in Bwari, Abuja.
He called on government to improve security in university campuses to secure the lives of students.
He said, ”The attacks by bandits and other criminal elements on the education sector do not only affect the safety of students and staff in schools but also directly or indirectly affect the survival of private universities.
”I, therefore, wish to use this medium to call on the government to take drastic steps to improve on the security and safety of lives and properties in and around university campuses across Nigeria.
”This is in order to ensure their continued well-being.”