FORMER governor of
Anambra State, Peter Obi,
has reiterated the call for
African leaders, especially
those of Nigeria, to invest
more in education so as to
ensure a guaranteed future
for their people.
A statement by Obi’s
media office said that he
made the advocacy while
speaking on Friday at
the Oxford University
Business School Africa
Forum in Oxford, United
Kingdom “The future of the
continent lies in tapping her
greatest resources – human
resources – and the only
way to realise this is that
Africa must aggressively
educate her people,” he
was quoted to have said.
Obi lamented the billions
of naira wasted by Africans
in epicurean consumption,
which he said would have
been enough to raise the
standard of education in
the continent.
He called on wealthy
Africans to devote part of
their wealth to education
as the Indians are doing,
saying that once Africans
get it right, the continent
would experience economic
explosion.
The former governor
decried the level of hunger
in Africa. He insisted
that it is only through
massive investment in
education, especially
basic education, that
such calamities would be
overcome.


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