President of the Eighth Nigerian Senate and former Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki has charged the Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to ensure that the girl-child in Kwara State is safe and has no fear in the pursuit of her Education.
The National Leader of the Opposition Party in Nigeria made this known on Friday morning while he was reacting to the murder of Olajide Blessing, a 300L Agricultural Science student in the University of Ilorin at her residence in Tanke Oke-Odo.
The statement reads,
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the rape and killing of Miss Blessing Olajide, a 300-level student of Agricultural Science at the University of Ilorin. This act, which is evil, disgusting, and despicable in every sense, must be promptly investigated by the Police and the school authorities — so that the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
“The Kwara State government must work to ensure that this act does not go unpunished — as this will serve as a deterrent in the future and will assuage the fears of young women across our state who want to pursue their education.”
“It is my hope that the family of Miss Olajide finds the strength from Almighty God that they need at this difficult time as they mourn the passing of their young and promising daughter and sister. Amen,” Saraki concluded.339