Nigerian First Lady seeks investment in education



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Nigerian First Lady seeks investment in education
Posted on: October 05, 2013, 11:44:19 AM
The First Lady, Dame Patience
Jonathan, says there is the need to
invest in education so as to safeguard
the future of upcoming generations. Jonathan made the remark at the
launching of the N500 million fund
raising of the Nigeria Air Force Officers
Wives Association (NAFOWA) boarding
school in Abuja on Friday. According to her, the school is not
only important to the future of
children, but critical to the future and
development of the country. She said: “an investment in education
is an investment in the future of our
dear country Nigeria.” “It has been observed that with
improved education, so many other
areas of human existence are
positively affected.” The president’s wife said education
aside being a tool to read and write
could bring about the kind of social
change that would benefit humanity. “Education goes beyond mere
learning how to read and write. It is a
tool that can bring about the kind of
social change that will benefit all of
humanity.” “Making education accessible to all is
very essential to bringing about social
progress.” “Through education, girls and boys
are equipped with critical skills to help
them realise their talents and
contribute meaningfully to national
development,” she said. She urged relevant stakeholders, well-
meaning individuals and
organisations, to complement
government’s effort by investing in
education to safeguard the future
generation. The NAFOWA President, Iyah Badeh,
thanked donors at the event, and
added that she would ensure students
enrolled in the school “compete
favourably with their counterparts
globally.” “The NAFOWA boarding school is
aimed at complementing
government’s efforts to promote
education of a high order for our
future leaders.” The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola
Ibrahim; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal
Alex Badeh; the Inspector-General of
Police, Mohammed Abubakar; and
captains of industry attended the

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