If you are not educated you cannot give education, Sanusi tells Nigerian leaders
In a Statement on Saturday during the 6th convocation of the Nile University of Nigeria, Sanusi who was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Science maintained that Nigerians must lay more emphasis on the quality of people elected to public office. According to him, uneducated leaders cannot give education since they don’t have it.
“We have to take an interest in the quality of our leaders and representatives in the level of education. If you look around this country at many levels of leadership, we have elected and we have chosen to elect people who do not have education. And because they are not educated, they cannot give education,” he noted
“We need to lay more emphasis on the quality of people we elect to executive and legislative offices and we need to make sure that those to whom we entrust policy are themselves educated and know the value of education.
“Let us invest more in education and let us give up some of the privileges that we have such as the trillions we are spending subsiding petroleum products. That money should go into educating our young people,” he added