President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the rescued students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, to return to school.
He urged them to remain focused on pursuing their interest in acquiring a good education, despite the misfortune of kidnapping.
He pointed out that the reward of knowledge was not negotiable.
The President gave the words of encouragement on Friday when he met with the 344 students at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Katsina State.
“If I wasn’t educated, I will not be standing here today in front of you. I schooled in Katsina for nine years. I moved on to join the army, served as a governor, Head of State, went to prison, came out, and later joined politics.
“I contested presidential elections three times, and finally I was declared a winner in 2015,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu.
President Buhari explained that the unfortunate incident was a test of character and determination to succeed in life.
He assured the students that the Federal Government would upgrade the security structure in the country to ensure more safety of the people.