Education, bedrock of national development — Obasanjo, Akufo-Addo


Gibson Achonu, Owerri

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, have described education as the bedrock of national development.

The duo, who spoke on Friday at the 10th graduation ceremony of the Rochas Foundation Colleges in Owerri, Imo State, noted that education was needed in all sectors of the nation’s economy for proper development.

The event was part of the programmes slated to mark the 55th birthday of the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Both leaders called on Nigerians to invest more in education, adding that human capital development would always be beneficial to the nation.

Praising Okorocha for his love for education, Obasanjo said, “Rochas does not only love education, he has passion for the education of the underprivileged. He surprised me with what I have seen today. I am marvelled. I doff my hat for him for his giant strides in education.”

To the graduating students, the former president admonished them to be job creators instead of job seekers, adding that there were many opportunities in the country to be tapped into.

He said, “There are a lot of opportunities in the country for you to tap into, but the problem we have is that Nigerians don’t see them.

“You learn from your past so that your past will inspire your present for a greater tomorrow.”

Earlier in his speech, Okorocha said that 75 per cent of the graduates were orphans while 20 per cent were being taken care of by single mothers.

He pleaded with the public to support him by ensuring that graduates of the college were offered meaningful jobs in different establishments.

“To whom much is given much is expected. The world awaits you and you must never fail, for there is no alternative to hard work. As you are graduating, I enjoin you to keep the flag flying,” the governor added.

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