December 2, 2017

Education: The way out of poverty in Nigeria — Ubong King

By Rotimi Agbana

Chairman, Ubong King Foundation, Mr. Ubong King, has suggested that positive thinking and education can be wielded as the most viable weapons in eradicating poverty in Nigeria.

Speaking at the launch of the maiden edition of ‘Thinkation’, a symposium scheduled to hold on Friday, January 19, 2018, at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, King noted that if only Nigerians can infuse positive thinking into their level of education, poverty will become history in Nigeria.

“Africans all over the world are celebrated for excellence in education but a lot of her communities remain impoverished and underdeveloped. Although Africa is richly endowed with natural resources, she has had to depend on the expertise of and influence of the western world”, he said.

He added, “We must infuse thinking into education; we need to exercise ‘THINKATION’ (Thinking + Education); it is imperative that we develop our minds and know what to do with what we have in order to live in a better system.”

“Thinkation2018 is a forum that will be intimate, including leadership-driven conversations with quick-hitting expert presentations. It will feature leaders and great speakers such as former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings, business men among others.”