The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah has called on the Nigerian Government at all levels to emulate what he called “Peter Obi education model.”
He said that education in Anambra State was at its lowest ebb, but with the return of schools to the Church, which Obi backed up with adequate funding, the state was now doing well.
The former Minister of Health, Prof ABC Nwosu agreed with him.
Delivering the Prof. Eni Njoku Memorial lecture at The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Nwosu said that the worst thing that happened to education in the South-East was the takeover of schools by the government, while the greatest thing that happened to education in Anambra State was the return of schools by the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi to the Church.
Advising that the Obi model be replicated in other states, he said it was particularly commendable that beyond the hand-over, “he provided the schools with buses, computers, Internet connectivity, generators, among others.”
The Anambra born award-winning author, Chimamanda Adichie echoed the same sentiments when, during the workshop’s closing ceremony on creative writing at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, commended Mr. Peter Obi for elevating the fortunes of Anambra State through improvement in education.