The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said Nigerians must ensure they elect into public offices, leaders who are well educated and know the value of education.
Emir Sanusi said Nigerians had made mistakes in the past by electing leaders without education, who subsequently could not give quality education when they got into the government because they don’t know the value.
He stated this at the 6th convocation of the Nile University of Nigeria in Abuja.
The former CBN Governor urged Nigerians not to elect leaders without quality education to public offices.
The Monarch who was conferred with Honorary Doctor of Science together with Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, said the Federal Government must use part of the trillions of naira it spent on subsiding petroleum products to educate the youth of the country.
“We have to take an interest in the quality of our leaders and representatives in the level of education. If you look around this country at many levels of leadership, we have elected and we have chosen to elect people who do not have education. And because they are not educated, they cannot give education,” said Sanusi.
Also speaking , the Alaafin of Oyo commended the university for the award, saying the honour would motivate him to do more to the country.
Earlier ,Vice-Chancellor, Nile University, Prof Huseyin Sert, said 21 students bagged First Class; 67 got Second Class Upper; 96 got Second Class Lower Division, and two persons got Third Class, making a total number of 365 students who graduated.