President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration will continue to work hard to ensure that every child has access to education, which prepares them for a bright future.
Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in a statement on Thursday, May 27 in Abuja.
According to him, Buhari made the pledge while celebrating with young Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day.
The president recognised the place of education in the development of every country; and expeessed his commitment to seeing a further significant reduction in the number of out-of-school children.
Buhari acknowledged that while education of the Nigerian child would remain on the front burner for this government; ”other issues – healthcare, protection from harm, drugs, cultism, child trafficking; and abuse, domestic violence- are equally receiving needed attention from the government.”
According to him, Nigerian children deserve the best and a safe country where they can grow, make friends, interact and travel freely; and emerge as successful leaders in different fields of endeavour.
‘‘With our investments in infrastructure, youth development, education, Information; and Communication Technology, Digital Economy, Culture, Arts and Entertainment in the last seven years; I believe we are laying a solid foundation for a better quality of life for future generations in the country,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that some associates of key presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have offered him the Vice President slot.
Zulum made this known on Thursday, May 25. This was while addressing delegates at the state governorship primaries where he emerged unopposed as APC governorship candidate for 2023.
The governor, however, said he preferred to remain governor of Borno to focus on his programmes for the state than go for the position of vice president.
“As you all know, the APC will be holding presidential primaries coming weekend.
“I have seen all kinds of promotional media content; including articles by notable columnists, associating me with the 2023 presidency.
“Let me reveal with apologies, that some close associates of key presidential aspirants have sent me offers for the position of running mate, as possible Vice President; depending on the outcome of the APC presidential primaries by the weekend.”