Buhari Pleads With Parents In The North To Send Their Children To Schools
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised parents in the north to enroll their children in schools, in order to widen their knowledge and prepare them for future challenges.
He also said sending them to school would equip them against the evil ideologies of terrorist groups operating the region.
The president asked parents in the region to uphold their children and family that God entrust to their care.
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Buhari issued the advice in Hausa language while addressing a presidential campaign rally of the APC in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
According to the president, sending children to school would not allow anything they have in the world to be taken away from them, while asking them to strengthen their faith.
He also reminded parents in the north that with education and the knowledge acquired, cannot be taken away, adding that he was an orphan and does not know his father.
Buhari, however, said because he was sent to school, he was able to enroll into the Nigerian army.
President Buhari told the Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar Faruk, that he will be more regular in visits, preparatory to the handing over in May, 2023, adding that the prolonged absence was due to the demands of his office.
“This is the longest I have been away from home. In fact, the Emir took to the court of public opinion at the prayer ground, when he openly told everyone that I had not visited Daura for close to a year,” he added.
President Buhari said all Nigerians must make sacrifices to move the country forward, especially the public servants, calling for more selflessness and inclusion.