Amid the controversy surrounding the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to submit his WAEC certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said Nigerians must ensure they elect into public offices, leaders who “are educated and know the value of education.”
Emir Sanusi said this on Saturday at the 6th convocation of the Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, saying Nigerians had made mistakes in the past by electing leaders without education, who subsequently could not give quality education when they got into the government.
He therefore urged Nigerians not to elect leaders without quality education to public offices.
THe former central bank governor further said the Federal Government must use part of the trillions of naira it spent on subsiding petroleum products to educate the youth of the country.
He said, “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.
“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.”
Sanusi was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Science, alongside the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III by Nile University.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that Pesident Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) again failed to present his credentials to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), telling the electoral body in an affidavit that they are still in the custody of the Nigerian military.
Evidence of Mr. Buhari’s credentials was the only one missing from those of the 70 presidential candidates which were made available to journalists on Thursday.