Etsu Nupe Lauds Buhari For Approving Edu Soko Varsity
By Mohammed Baba Busu
Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe, and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the establishment of Edu Soko University, Bida among other 19 new additional private Universities in Nigeria.
Etsu Nupe who spoke in his Wadata Palace in Bida, said the action of the President had indicated the importance he attached to education, at all levels .
The monarch also said: “By so doing, the President has shown that he wants all and sundry in the country to be educated.
“This action further underscores the fact that, Buhari is not only paying lip service to education, but he is truly committed to ensuring that it successfully thrives .
“It is an indisputable fact globally that, education is key to all forms of development of any nation or society .
“A society bereft of education is doomed and it will perpetually stagnate, while it’s people will always lag behind .”
According to the Etsu, a well educated people will further move kin Nupe, Niger and the nation forward.
Abubakar further noted with delight that, the new Universities will enable less privileged, Indigent and vulnerable students to acquire knowledge
Education has now come to the door steps of everyone
He added:” It will reduce the stress of sending children to distant places for higher education.
“All youths will now be encouraged to go to higher institutions, to get their degrees, with ease
“We want the parents to take advantage of this gesture by Buhari, to ensure that their wards get quality and affordable education.”
The Etsu Nupe also stated that education was the best legacy parents could bequeath on their children, to make them become leaders of tomorrow.”
Abubakar urged wealthy Nupes in the country and the diaspora, to support the new university with funds, for its immediate take off
He particularly expressed happiness that his domain had gotten its own university.
“It is an opportunity that requires the support of all and sundry.
“All sons and daughters of Nupe kingdom truly appreciate what the President has done for them and they should therefore back it up with the required support and cooperation.”