President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian youths to acquire knowledge to be self-reliant and self-employed but not towards getting government jobs as he said: “We don’t have jobs in government anymore.”
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari made this statement on Wednesday when he paid a Sallah homage visit to the Emir of Daura, Faruk Faruk, at his Palace.
‘Train, educate your children on right values, the world is changing, President Buhari tells Nigerians,’ was the title of the message. The president asked parents to inculcate the right values in children, including deep fear of God, respect for constituted authorities and living a purposeful life through continuous education.
The statement reads in parts: “We should ensure the children get proper education. The knowledge they acquire should not be towards getting government jobs.
“We don’t have jobs in government anymore. With technology, governments are becoming smaller, nimble and efficient.
“Emphasis should now be on skills acquisition and competence in creation and deployment of technology. During the COVID-19, we asked all level 12 downwards to stay at home, and surprisingly, the systems worked effectively,”
“Whoever does not have a good sense of history will easily make mistakes,”
“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 said.
“In the end, it is only God that can reward your efforts, not man,” Buhari noted.