Buhari on Friday called for
more concerted effort in
ensuring that all Nigerian
children get good education
in order to be relevant in
a world driven by new
According to a statement
by his special adviser on
Media and Publicity, Mr.
Femi Adesina, the president
spoke while meeting some
state governors, members
of the Federal Executive
Council, service chiefs and
senior government officials
at the Presidential Villa,
Abuja, shortly after his
return from London.
Buhari said the world was
fast changing, and more
efforts must be made to equip
the younger generation with
relevant skills to compete in
the global economy.
“My single advice is that
we must take education
seriously, and we must do
much more to educate our
children,” he said.
The President noted that the
government would continue
to discourage Nigerians from
self-medication, urging those
with discomforts to ensure
they get proper diagnosis
and doctor’s prescription for
He lauded the quality of
treatment he got during his
medical vacation.
The President said he
had been conscious of
the challenges faced in
repositioning the economy
of the country, noting that
it would receive more
Buhari said he was pleased
with the vice president, Yemi
Osinbajo, who provided
good leadership during his
stay in London for medical
The President said he had
planned to take a vacation
in January 2017, after asking
the vice president to take a
holiday in December 2016.
Buhari pointed that the
team spirit with the Vice
President would be further
strengthened, in tackling
the myriad challenges in the

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