The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during a Children’s Day Celebration blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for jeopardizing the future of generations yet unborn as well as children with his reckless borrowings which will take generations to repay.
The PDP said that the last six years of the APC led government was one of misery and anguish for the Nigerian children especially in the area of security as they were prime targets by kidnappers.
This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Stop Mortgaging the Future of Nigerian Children, PDP Tells Buhari, APC,” signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Thursday.
Ologbondiyan said: “Under President Buhari, violence against children, child trafficking and other acts that infringe on the rights of the child have escalated to a frightening proportion.
“Moreover, the Buhari-led APC administration has continued to mortgage the future of Nigerian children with its humongous corruption and reckless foreign borrowings, which is putting a huge yoke on the feeble shoulders of our innocent children.”
The PDP further noted that under the current regime, Nigeria accounts for about 10.1 million out of school children, the highest in sub-Sahara Africa.