Nigerian leaders have been asked to start building more prisons and cemeteries if they fail to invest in education – According to Governor Seriake Dickson, Nigerians are hungry for good and quality education . Dickson said universities in the country cannot afford to be cheaper than the nursery and primary schools .The Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, while speaking on Thursday January 31 declared that Nigerian leaders should embark on building more prisons and cemeteries if they fail to invest in education
Dickson disclosed that Nigerians must invest in education or prepare to invest in prisons, cemeteries . He further disclose that the unrest in the Niger Delta and the low level of education, unemployment and under-employment is as a result of the poor level of education in the country. The governor made this known in Abuja while receiving the letter of recognition and approval for Bayelsa Medical University at the headquarters of the National Universities Commission (NUC). According to him, “We sit here and all our children are going to neighbouring countries and they are paying in dollars. Nigerians are hungry for good and quality education.
The enrolment figures have increased in our schools so we have to think of the third and a specialised university.“Nigeria universities cannot afford to be cheaper than our nursery and primary schools and this is the fault of our government. When it comes to nursery and primary schools, we pay higher but when it comes to funding universities, we play politics with it.” The executive secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, said the university will become the 48th state university in the country with effect from Thursday, January 31. He urged the state government to adhere strictly to the technical advice which includes the rules and regulation of the commission.