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14 Million Out Of School Nigerian Kids Is Very Worrying – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex Nigeria’s president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has come out to speak about the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria.

He recently revealed that the lack of formal education and static development are some of the biggest problems confronting the nation.

According to him, about 14 million kids that should be in school are out on the streets, and this should be a source of worry for the Nigerian government.

He then urged the recent graduates of Chrisland University, Abeokuta to remain focused in spite of the difficulties in Nigeria, because there are several opportunities out there to explore.

His words, “We have 14million children that should be in school and are not in school that’s more than the population of many African countries”.

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Chief Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, born 5 March 1937 is a Nigerian military and political leader who served as military head of state from 1976 to 1979 and later as President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Ideologically a Nigerian nationalist, he was a member of the People’s Democratic Party.

Matthew Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo was born in the village of Ibogun-Olaogun in southwest Nigeria. His later passport gave his date of birth as 5 March 1937, although this was an estimate, and there are no records of Obasanjo’s birthdate from the time itself.

His father was Amos Adigun Obaluayesanjo “Obasanjo” Bankole and his mother was Bernice Ashabi Bankole. He was the first of nine children; only he and a sister (Adunni Oluwole Obasanjo) survived childhood. He was born to the Owu branch of the Yoruba people. The church in the village was part of a mission set up by the U.S. Southern Baptist Church and Obasanjo was raised Baptist.

His village also contained Muslims and his sister would later convert to Islam on marrying a Muslim man.


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