Education for all, panacea for insurgency – Buhari

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BY ABDULSALAM MUHAMMAD

KANO — Former Head of State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to provide free and qualitative education in the country.

Buhari, who spoke at the second Progressives Governance Lecture Series in Kano, yesterday, identified lack of proper education as the bane of insecurity and political unrest in the country and urged the government to review the policy in a way that there will be quality and standard to check insurgency in the country.

Gen. Buhari

Gen. Buhari

According to the former Head of State, such a step would go a long way to preventing insecurity.

“Until the fallen standard of education in Nigeria is fixed to engage out of school children, the incessant attack on innocent Nigerians, particularly in the North East may get worse.”

He added that there was the need for increase in the budgetary allocation to the education sector.

”When we came to government in the 80′s, we appointed Professor Fafunwa to review all the recommendations on education and identify critical points for immediate implementation. We must draw a clear  road map of our education to achieve the desired success,” he said.

He, however, lamented that there was no solution yet in sight on the rescue of the missing Chibok girls.

Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu called on all stakeholders in the APC to shun personal interest and lift the flag of the party to victory during the 2015 elections.

He stated that the panacea to the lingering socio-political cum economic crisis in the country was a change of leadership at the centre in 2015.

“The ruling party has called our party, the party of one person; but it is clear that the APC is the party that belongs to all of us. The APC is open to all Nigerians.

“APC is the only party that controls, at least, a state in the six geo-political zones of our country. The ruling party cannot claim to have that, if they do, they should tell us the state they are controlling in the South-West.

“APC is the biggest opposition party in the history of our country; and ready to respond to the needs of our people. APC is no longer just a party; it has become a movement.

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