Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that one of his core objectives while in office was to bring about national development through the instrument of education.
Jonathan said this in Abuja on Tuesday, at the presentation of “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan”, a book written in his honour by Bonaventure Melah, a former managing editor of Daily Times.
“My interest was to change society through education. No matter what we do to elevate Nigeria, without education, society would find it difficult to change. That was my personal view,” he said.
“That was also why I intervened in the almajirai case. We needed to elevate them above that level, because of the many social problems they were causing.
“I strongly believe that if there must be a change in Nigeria, we must be competent scientifically and technologically, because technology rules the world today,” he explained.