Buhari: We must do more to educate our children

By Isiaka Wakili

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday called for more concerted efforts towards ensuring that all Nigerian children get good education in order to be relevant in a world driven by new technology.

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, in a statement, quoted Buhari as saying this while speaking to some governors, members of the Federal Executive Council, service chiefs and senior government officials at the State House shortly after his return from London.

Buhari was said to have noted that the world was fast changing and that more efforts must be made to equip the younger generation with relevant skills to compete in the global economy.

‘‘My single advice is that we must take education seriously, and we must do much more to educate our children,’’ the president said.

He was also said to have stated that the Federal Government would continue to discourage Nigerians from self-medication, urging those with discomforts to ensure they get a proper diagnosis and doctor’s prescription for drugs.

Adesina said Buhari lauded the quality of treatment he got during his medical vacation.

The president assured that he had been conscious of the challenges faced in repositioning the economy of Nigeria and that it would receive more attention.

Buhari said he was pleased with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who provided good leadership during his stay in London for medical attention.

The president was said to have added that the team spirit with Osinbajo would be further strengthened in tackling the challenges in the economy.

Source: Daily Trust


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