Ibrahim Abubakar Lajada, a Nigerian Billionaire living abroad has declared his intention to run for presidency in 2019.
He made this public through his Facebook post. According to Lajada, it is time for the youths to lead the country and steer it away from the numerous obstacles militating against its growth.
Writing about what he intends to change if given the opportunity, he explained: “This is what I will do when I’m President. I would strive to accomplish these three major things. First, I would strengthen our educational system, second, I will improve economic growth and fight corruption and lastly, I would make certain that everyone has equal and fair treatment in our society.
Our education system in Nigeria is not one in which we should be very proud of. Yes, Nigeria does have excellent schools, colleges, and learning institutions, but our standards are not set as high as other countries. For example, our country does not fund our schools adequately. Teachers teach with not enough books, no supplies, or books that are often over 30 years old.
How can we expect our children to be up to date with the worlds information if our teaching materials are not new? Often teachers in our public schools are forced to buy text books and supplies for our children with their own personal money. Why do they do this? Because they believe in a good education for all learners. Our country “prides” itself on the quality of education a person can receive here, yet teachers are one of the countries lowest paid professionals. Some of our teachers are not well qualified. IAL.”
However, many people have expressed doubt about his abilities as he is yet to contribute anything meaningful to his community before nursing the ambition to lead the country.
See how some people reacted below: