President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday posited that the best way to change the future of the nation is to invest in the education of children, just as he lauded the free and compulsory education programme declared by Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State.
The President made the declaration in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital after inspecting anultra modern e-library and commissioning of thousands of text books procured by the state government to boost the free and compulsory education in the state.
â€œAnybody who invests in children education is investing in their future and the future of the societyâ€, President Jonathan declared pointing out that the greatest programme he has commissioned after the commissioning of the state International airport on arrival was the text books for the free education programme.
â€œIf you want to change the society or the position of the country or any part of this country or the position of Akwa Ibom State , then you want to invest on the childrenâ€, Jonathan stressed.
Thanking Governor Akpabio for intervening in the education of the children in the state, Jonathan maintained that the future of the children, quality character and mode is on education.
Akpabio had said that the books inaugurated by the President were to boost the free education in the state, adding that his intention was to use education to fight militancy, cultism and marginalisation of the people.
â€œFor many years people come to us only to look for house boys/girls and drivers and we know the differences between the house boy and driver or house girl so we saw that the best thing we can do is to invest in the education of the people. So, we are positioning our people to be the emerging tigers for Nigeria through free education,â€ the governor state.