Chairman Senate Committee on Defence, Aliyu Wamakko, Saturday called for more investment by wealthy individuals in the education sector.
Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North senatorial district, spoke in Sokoto at the 2nd speech and prize day ceremony of Khalifa International Schools, Sokoto.
The lawmaker said the task of providing quality education, at all levels should not be left to the government alone.
“Such efforts should be fully complemented by all of us. Moreover, parents have the responsibility to educate their children and wards, to help them build a more prosperous and better Nigeria,” he said.
Wamakko further lauded the proprietor of the schools, Dr Aliyu Oroji, for his dedication to ensure the school imparted the best education on the students.
“Wealthy individuals in the country, especially in the north, should emulate Oroji and build more of such schools for the overall benefit of our future generations.”
He noted that the invaluable efforts of the proprietor have impacted positively on the lives of the children, as well as the education sector in the country.
Also speaking, the APC gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, said no nation can fully develop without according the education sector the priority attention it deserves.
Aliyu admonished the management of the school to sustain their moral training for the students, while advising the graduands to pursue their education to higher levels .
Guest Speaker, Professor Lawal Bilbis, Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto commended Wamakko for his ongoing plan to establish a private university.
Bilbis represented by Professor Lawal Abubakar, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, said when established, the university would offer opportunities for young people to further their education. (NAN)