Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said the investments of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the educational sector are divine, as they empower future generations.
Lamido made the remark yesterday, when he commissioned the Government Secondary School, Onne, in Eleme Local Government Area, reconstructed by the Wike administration. He said the investments in the sector would sustain the growth of the state.
“Education is divine, because it helps to build future generations. It is on this score that I commend the Rivers State governor, for investing in the reconstruction of this mega school.
“I share his passion for education. As a governor in my state, I built a school in a remote location and, today, the school has become a national reference point,” he said.
He said if there is no education, there would be no humanity, noting that the development of the education sector by Wike will help lead the youths on the path of leadership.
On the killings in Plateau State, the former Jigawa State governor regretted that Nigerians are dying by the day. He said at the pace the country is going, it would be destroyed in 30 years.
He urged Wike to use his position, as a respected leader of the country, to rally other state governors to stem the tide of insecurity, through high-profile stakeholders’ engagements.
“There is nowhere in the world where people are being killed like in Nigeria. Today, Nigerians have been turned into displaced persons across the country. Violence is now defining our lives,” he said.
On the reconstructed Government Secondary School, Onne, Wike said his administration is committed to provision of the right teaching and learning environment across the state.
He directed the immediate construction of boys and girls hostels in the school, as part of the state government’s introduction of boarding education across the state.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is different from other political parties. We make promises and fulfil them. We are not into flimsy excuses. We invite both politicians and non-politicians to commission our projects, because the projects touch the lives of the people,” Wike said.
He challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to invite PDP leaders to commission projects in their states if, indeed, they have key projects on ground.