The Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, yesterday December 14th addressed Nigerian women and girls, particularly those residing in the Northern part of the country on the importance of education and adviced them to further their education so that they could avail themselves of opportunities that may arise in the future.
The advice was shared at the closing ceremony of the Skills Acquisition and Empowerment Training Programme initiated and sponsored by her pet project, Future Assured in Bauchi. She stated that it was after she got married that she furthered her education.
When I got married, I had only the secondary school qualification. I didn’t know that my husband would become president, but I continued with my education and this is where God has brought me to today. Education has become a compulsory thing that we must acquire. We must understand English Language and speak it, so that when any intervention comes, we will benefit from it. People should continue to go to school, even if you will not work in an office; but, go, so that when opportunities come up tomorrow, you will not be left out. Nobody should relent or give up going to school. We should keep reading and schooling for the benefit of the society.