Raymond Ozoji, Awka
School of Nursing and Midwifery Nkpor Idemili-North local government area of Anambra state has sent a save our souls message to the state government to rescue the school from the tyranny of hoodlums who take advantage of the institution’s broken fences to molest female students sexually and steal their belongings.
The school, which is said to be under the captivity of miscreants lurking around the area, has suffered the terror and mayhem meted out to it by daredevils who preyed on the students mostly at nights when they were most vulnerable due to the school’s lack of perimeter fences.
However hope seems to be in sight as the school has appealed to Governor Willie Obiano to prevail on the state commissioner for health to respond to the situation with urgency so that the students could heave a sigh of relief from the treacherous and ferocious acts of hoodlums.
The institution’s appeal was contained in a motion presented to the Anambra State House of Assembly and sponsored by the lawmaker representing Aguata one state constituency, Hon. Cater Dike Nnamdi Umeh.
Presenting the motion on the plight of School of Nursing and Midwifery Nkpor, the lawmaker explained that “as a matter of urgent public importance, there is a dire need for Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Honourable Commissioner for Health to reconstruct the perimeter fences that fell in the school in order to beef up security within the school environment.”
The lawmaker said that the school was currently a sorry sight because he visited it and saw the level of ruins in the institution coupled with the many atrocities that had befallen it due to the dilapidated fences which he believed provided unlimited access for disgruntled elements.
He said the way and manner in which people invaded the school, sexually harassing female students and carting away their belongings was most pathetic and worrisome, stressing that the hallowed chambers of the state assembly would provide a veritable platform to draw the attention of the executive arm to the deplorable conditions of the school.
Umeh further disclosed that the broken fences had brought untold hardships on the institution and that students had begun to vacate the school premises for fear of further molestations from men of the underworld.
He however sought the support and cooperation of other lawmakers to prevail on the state government to erect the fences to guarantee the safety and security of students of the school.
Umeh also emphasized that reconstruction of the perimeter fences of the school would translate to an increase in the Internally Generated Revenue of the state because he believes that it would amount to new entrants into the institution and that erection of the broken fences would protect the students from the prying eyes of vagabonds and blood-thirsty hoodlums.