Presidential aspirant, Prof Kingsley Moghalu has stated that if he’s the President of Nigeria, he’ll make sure every student in federal institutions has a laptop.
Moghalu made this call on Sunday, November 7, in a Clubhouse chatroom on Friday, November 6, 2021.
He added that his administration would encourage state governments; to provide the device for students in state-owned institutions, saying laptops aren’t expensive.
He said, “If I’m president of Nigeria, there’s no student in a federal institution that will not have a laptop; We’ll encourage the states to do the same. It’s not that expensive.”
The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) also blamed the National Assembly for allowing President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to keep borrowing ‘like a drunken sailor’.
Moghalu said that he was worried that Nigeria’s future generations will have to pay for the heavy debt; also currently being incurred by Buhari’s administration.
In other news, Moghalu decried the low turnout of voters at the Anambra State governorship election.
The presidential aspirant who also decried the spate of vote-buying said the low turnout was; due to the longstanding election boycott campaigns by non-state actors and violence in the lead-up to the election.
In a series of tweets, the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; claimed that the purchase of influence from the clergy and traditional rulers is a massive and disheartening corruption of Nigeria’s democratic process.
He wrote, ”Glad Anambra State governorship election has been peaceful so far and well organized; barring a few significant hitches. But turnout has been very low as a result of the longstanding election boycott campaigns by non-state actors and violence in the lead-up to the election.
“The level of vote-buying, the purchase of influence from the clergy and traditional rulers; however, is a massive and disheartening corruption of our democratic process.
“Some corrupt politicians who have been outspent are complaining. Laughable. Massive voter education is needed.”