Obasanjo Raises Alarm Over Increasing Poverty In Nigeria

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Federal, State and local governments “to do more in the area of employment” as too many Nigerians are suffering the consequences of poverty.

Obasanjo warned that “if there is no job for the unemployed to feed themselves and also to contribute to the development of the country then, we will all be sitting on gun powder.”

Speaking very frankly, Obasanjo insisted:

“If University education was not for development then, it was not serving any useful purpose, insisting that “It must be for development, personal, local, national and even global and that is very important.”

The former President who spoke at the 10th anniversary and 6th and 7th convocation ceremonies of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

He stated that education should be a meal ticket for anybody that has it, adding that it is also a means for one to break the poverty circle.

Obasanjo advised “I believe in lifelong education. Nobody should stop learning until he or she dies.”