Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi has called on the Federal Government to towards the direction of diversifying the economy from being a dependent on oil by investing more in the educational sector in Nigeria.
Obi made this call during a keynote address entitled, ‘Good governance as a panacea for peace and stability,’ which he delivered at the 7th Annual Youth Peace Conference of the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu.
“Today, we are borrowing to keep people in office and that has to stop. I was a governor of Anambra State and I had a lodge in Abuja; no governor in the United States has a lodge in Washington. The cost of the governor ’s lodge in Abuja could have funded enough development in Anambra State.
“We are not investing in education, we are busy quarrelling over oil at a time when the knowledge economy is taking over,” he said.