SECURITY, THIRD TERM AGENDA: Buhari, Tinubu tackle Jonathan, hail El-Rufai
Soni Daniel, Regional Editor North; Emeka Mamah, Henry Umoru & Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA — Chieftains of the new opposition Mega party, All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, lamented that the government was concerned about its survival and was spending too much money on security at the expense of education.
Both spoke in Abuja at the presentation of a book, “Accidental Public Servant”, written by former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el- Rufai.
Buhari, in his address, regretted that unlike in the past when priority attention was given to education by the country’s leaders, the present system has not been paying more than two or five per cent to the sector.
Education first —Buhari
Buhari said: ‘The little I read about Accidental Public Servant reminded me of the visit of Obama to Ghana, leaving Nigeria and South Africa before returning to the United States. He did say that promoting democracy requires strong institutions not strong people. The British established strong institutions for us – the Police, the Civil Service, the Judiciary and the Military, that when compared to other countries, you will have some respect.
From Left, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, Author of the Book, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari , Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Alumokura, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, CBN Governor Lamido Saunsi , Governor Ibrahim Dankuwabo of Gombe State Chairman of the occasion and former Speaker Aminu Masari and Niger State Governor Aliyu Babangida at book launch in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.READ MORE