Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria’s inability to get back its 20 million out of school children back to school means the government is preparing them as future agents of Boko Haram.
He said this on Tuesday in his remarks at the national summit on tertiary education reform, organised by the house of representatives, and held in Abuja.
According to him, addressing tertiary education reform begins with the foundation of childhood education and ensuring access to quality learning opportunities for all children.
He said Nigeria needs to urgently address the problem of out-of-school of school children to avoid breeding future insurgents.
This is as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, insists Nigeria must invest in her citizens as the most incredible resource.