Bill Gates Hints On Discussions With Buhari
Sometimes when one looks at Nigeria's population of over 190 million people, it is easy to conclude that the nation's most valuable resource remains untapped.
At a time that graduates have been tagged unemployable because they lack the skill sets in the current technology-driven work environment, the principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, is emphasising that the Nigerian government must invest in the nation's people.
Days after he trended on social network for what many described as the bitter truth which he told Nigeria, Gates gave a hint of agreements reached at a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
On his Twitter handle, Gates shared a picture of himself and President Buhari saying that he was excited to be in Nigeria.
"I was excited to visit Nigeria and meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo to discuss the country’s development goals. We agreed that Nigeria’s bright future will benefit from further investment in the country’s greatest resource: its people."
I was excited to visit Nigeria and meet with @MBuhari and @ProfOsinbajo to discuss the country’s development goals. We agreed that Nigeria’s bright future will benefit from further investment in the country’s greatest resource: its people. pic.twitter.com/ndH3xRVxQr— Bill Gates (@BillGates) March 26, 2018
A nation is said to be as developed as its education sector, but Nigeria's education sector continues to get almost the lowest percentage of allocation in each year's budget.
Unesco's recommendation is 26% but Nigerian has not crossed 9% mark.