Health And Education, ‘Best Asset To Give’ The People – Buhari
The President has highlighted the importance of health and education to the well-being of the people and the development of the nation.
He said his administration would maintain focus on them but would require the support of well-to-do individuals in Nigeria to achieve success in these areas.
President Muhammadu Buhari lauded the attainment of three years without a recorded polio incident in the country.
He noted that the feat was achieved by his administration with local and international support, saying it was something not only to cherish but one that also requires sustained vigilance.
“The best asset to give to the people is health and education,” the President was quoted as saying on Friday in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.
“You free them from the tendencies of under-development, especially religious and ethnic manipulations which are challenges facing us at this stage of our development,” said President Buhari who received former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr Andrew Young, and board members of Emeka Offor Foundation in Nigeria.
He, however, expressed optimism that the challenges would wither away with time, saying, “We have to march gradually.”
“It is impossible to be in a hurry. We are seeking inclusive development without leaving a majority of our people behind,” the President added.
He commended the social and humanitarian activities of Sir Emeka Offor, especially in the areas of education and health.
President Buhari said, “You are translating the success you achieved into social service. This is what the government is doing, so you are helping us in many ways.
“I commend your activities in the area of health and education to other successful Nigerians.”
In his address, Ambassador Young expressed happiness with the Buhari administration’s effort toward polio eradication.
He also commended the President’s leadership of the country, saying, “At a time when nations of the world are pulling apart, we are happy that Nigeria is stable and secure under you.
“We will continue working with Nigeria because we consider ourselves as part of the family.”
More on Local
MORE FROM CHANNELS TV