Fayose Backtracks, Now Says Nothing Wrong For Top Officials Sending Their Children Abroad To Study


A Nigerian governor argued on Friday that there was nothing wrong for government officials to send their children abroad to study, hours after saying the exact opposite.

In back to back statements by his online spokesman, Governor Ayodele Fayose said it was wrong, then it was no more wrong, for government workers to send their children abroad for their education.

He then called on Nigerians to invest in the country’s education sector and expressed belief that a Nigerian university can one day emerge as the best in the world with proper funding.

The governor made his comments while speaking with newsmen at the 12th Convocation Ceremony of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. One of his Sons, Oluwarogbayimika Fayose graduated on Friday.

“I won’t condemn people for sending their wards to study abroad but I have always believed the best could be gotten here in Nigeria. During my first tenure as governor, I withdrew my sons from a private school(Olashore International School) to SPEB public primary school in Ekiti, an initiative of my then administration.  My Sons graduated from Nigerian Universities, I want others to emulate me, we have the best here, we can choose to invest here,” Mr. Fayose said.

“We talk and do. Whatever we say is what we practice. Apart from the fact that none of children attended schools abroad, I have never travelled out of the country for Medicare”.

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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