Invest in education to reduce poverty, insecurity, Obi advises Nigerian govt

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Obi (file photo)

By Valentine Amanze

Anambra State former Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised the Nigerian government to invest in education to energise the war against poverty, insecurity and other societal ills in the Nigerian society.

Obi, who gave the advice in his message to mark the International Day of Education 2022, pointed out that he believed, preached, practiced commitment to education and advised the government to see its financial commitments in the education sector as investments and not expenses.

He said that the more government invested in education, the better the economic growth and development the society enjoyed.

He argued that with investment in education, insecurity and poverty would be reduced.

He described education as the most important tool for the socio-economic, political, scientific and technological advancement of any society, stressing, “It is a tool for poverty eradication and human development.”

The former governor also reiterated that education was the most important investment any nation could make, while stressing that most of the ills being experienced in Nigeria were as a result of past and present non-attention to education.

He called on the government to always prioritize educational investment.

Obi further advised all the Nigerian students to always take their education seriously as it remains the only capital they needed and would lead them to greater heights in life.

 

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