The Niger State Government disclosed on Friday that it has concluded arrangements to recruit Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) teachers in all public schools across the state.
Governor Mohammed Umar Bago disclosed this at the biennial convention of the North Central Zone of the Women Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) in Minna, where he also stated that his government will partner with women to fight drug abuse among youths in the state.
DAILY POST recalls that the chairman of CAN in Niger State, Most Rev Bulus Dauwa Yohanna, had on Wednesday, during the 45th Anniversary and National Conference of the National Association of Christian Religious Educators of Nigeria (NACREN) in Minna, tasked the state government with the need to employ more CRK teachers to help instil morale in children who attend public schools.
Governor Bago, represented by Jonathan Vatsa, said religious studies in schools remain one of the best ways to help arrest social vices in society.
According to him: “The government has concluded arrangements to recruit CRK teachers across the state. We have asked the leadership of CAN in the state to come up with modalities because we want the best for our children.
“We all know that religious teachings in schools can help to reshape the lives of our children. We are faced with drug abuse, youth restiveness, thuggery, and other social vices.”
He then decried the increasing level of drug abuse among youths, adding that women need to do more to nurture and guide their children and wards against drug abuse so that they can become useful members of society.
“In view of this development, the state government has decided to partner with the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN) to combat the menace in the state,” he said.