Peter Obi patners with Pope to develop Nigeria's education and sports

Peter Obi patners with Pope to develop Nigeria's education and sports

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election has shared his recent move to develop Nigeria's education and sports sectors.

On his Twitter page on Thursday, December 19, he spoke about how excited he is to be working with the Pontifical Foundation Scholas Occurentes, a Pope Francis' initiative, to develop Nigeria's crucial sectors.

According to the information on the Scholas' website, the initiative is an intelligent response to the call of the era to educate all. It also has branches in many places around the world.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that the PDP vice presidential candidate said that most public office holders on the continent are wont to run governance in an anti-clockwise fashion.

Obi said that is exactly the reason that has been responsible for the high level of unemployment in Nigeria.

He said the crop of leaders who do things that way have been insulting the intelligence of Nigerians, despite the fact that they know the kind of situation that is obtainable abroad whenever they visit there.

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The PDP’s vice-presidential candidate in the 2019 poll made the above submission at the debut convocation ceremony of Chrisland University Abeokuta as he charged the graduating students on the need to gather economy knowledge.

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“For instance, Nigeria today has the largest economy in Africa followed by South Africa. As at 2018, South African which has about 55 million populations budgeted 17 billion dollars for education. Brazil which has about 110 million population had 50 billion dollars as budgetary allocation for education in 2018.

“However, the education budget of Nigeria in 10 years stands at 4.4 billion dollars, and if we split this into 10 means about 14.4 billion dollars is being spent yearly. This is not up to the education budget South Africa spends in a year despite that her population hovers around 55 million while Nigeria ‘s is about 200 million,” he said.

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