Former Governor of Anambra State Peter Obi has urged Build Africa, one of the world’s biggest non-governmental organisations on education, to include Nigeria in its scheme of operations.
The organisation is currently in many African countries, including Uganda and Kenya.
At a meeting with the NGO in London, a follow-up to an earlier conference in 2015, between Obi and the organisation, the ex-governor explained to them the efforts of the government at all levels in Nigeria in the education, stressing that the country needed adequate support considering its importance to mankind.
Obi who said he was devoting the rest of his life to supporting the growth of education in Nigeria, enumerated areas requiring intervention. Some of the areas he listed are low male enrolment in some states in the Southeast; low female enrolment in the North; drop-out syndrome and absence of facilities in some schools.
Responding, the CEO of Build Africa, Linda Edwards, who said they invited Obi due to his contributions to education in Nigeria both as a governor and after he left government, said they were studying the possibility of including Nigeria in countries of their intervention following the meeting of 2015. The Nation