"I Want Others To Emulate Me" - Gov. Fayose (Photos)
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has called on political office holders and Nigerians to invest in the country's education sector, expressing belief that a Nigerian university can one day emerge best in the world with proper funding.
Speaking with journalists at the 12th Convocation Ceremony of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, the governor said:
"I won't condemn people for sending their wards to study abroad but I have always believed the best could be gotten here in Nigeria. During my first tenure as governor, I withdrew my sons from a private school (Olashore International School) to SPEB public primary school in Ekiti, an initiative of my then administration. My Sons graduated from Nigerian Universities, I want others to emulate me, we have the best here, we can choose to invest here."
The governor who was at the ceremony, to celebrate with his son Oluwarogbayimika Fayose, who just graduated from the institution said: "We talk and do. Whatever we say is what we practice. Apart from the fact that none of children attended schools abroad, I have never traveled out of the country for Medicare."
"Even though views of people like us might not be popular among the powers that be because we say the truth and act the truth, we won't stop telling them what they do not like to hear and one of such is that the only way to improve the standard of education in the country is for children of holders of public office to experience what children of ordinary Nigerians are experiencing in schools in the country," he said.
See more photos from the ceremony below: