Why Nigeria Remains Poor After 60 Years Of Independence – Peter Obi
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has revealed that Nigeria will only develop if there is a massive investment in the education sector because education is still the engine room that drives an economy.
Peter Obi made this revelation while delivering a lecture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), on 60th Founder’s Day titled “Nigeria at 60 and the Journey So Far”.
According to him, 60 years after Nigeria’s independence the economy is still poor because of inadequate funding for public education.
“For Nigeria to compete with developed nations, the country must massively invest in education by allocating adequate funds in the annual budget. The annual budgets for education is low, an indication that the government is not giving education the required attention.
We need to make adequate investment in education that will create more employment, increase literacy level and reduce poverty level in the country,” the ex-governor said.
The politician also stated that about 15 million children are out of school in Nigerian currently which is sickening.
“These people who are there in the streets may be the ones to make meaningful contributions that can salvage the country,” he said.