Peter Obi asks students to prioritise education over material wealth

Peter Obi asks students to prioritise education over material wealth
February 11
23:40 2020

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, says students must learn to prioritise education above material wealth.

He said this on Tuesday at the launch of Ichakporoko foundation, a non-governmental organisation established in honour of late Michael Abonyi, a politician and native of Obollo Etiti in Udenu local government area of Enugu state.

According to a statement issued by Ike Abonyi, a trustee of the foundation, Obi, keynote speaker at the event, addressed hundreds of students from some secondary schools in the area.

He said education must be taken seriously, adding that every country must prioritise it as a key sector because it determines the future.

The former governor urged the students to embrace modern technology in developing themselves in ways by which they can positively impact their environment.

He asked youth to be careful of not idolising material wealth at the expense of obtaining the right knowledge and skills.

Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, had earlier said Nigeria isn’t doing well because there’s not enough investment in education.

Also speaking at the event, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu and a trustee of the foundation, paid tribute to the late politician for his contributions to the development of the state.

He said the foundation will impact the youths through its charity programmes.

In his remark, Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and chairman of the occasion, admonished the students to be ambitious and to strive for excellence.

He said having a focus of what to be in future and striving hard to achieve it through education is the right way for every child.


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  1. Melexchi
    Melexchi February 12, 17:13

    with all these happening can we say education in Nigeria is useful? i guess not abeg hustle cos even the school sef you need more money else u gonna fail too

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  2. Melexchi
    Melexchi February 12, 17:15

    this is sarcasm how will you go to school when you dont have money

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