Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to speedily tackle the challenge of kidnapping in the country.
Ogunyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Otta, Ogun on Sunday that it was necessary to bring violent crimes to an end in the country.
Ending insecurity, he said, required commitment and sincerity on the part of the government.
“It is the duty of the government to secure the life and property of the citizenry, the government has to do this with commitment.
“It is difficult to wipe out the traces of criminality in a society that is plagued by feelings of injustice, mass poverty and unemployment,’’ he said.
The ASUU president said that it was wrong to give money to criminals for whatever reason, as “ it is a king of encouragement to indulge in crime’’.
He commended moves by the Senate to enact a law banning the payment and receiving of ransom.
“This is a step in the right direction,’’ Ogunyemi said.