President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged that stoppage of teaching of history as a subject in schools was a mistake.
At a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London, Pres. Buhari promised that the Federal Government would return history to school curriculum.
He highlighted the importance of education, and revealed that his administration was making more investment to improve the sector.
Pres. Buhari said “People can look after themselves if well educated. “In this age of technology, education is very important. We need well-staffed and well-equipped institutions to move into the next generation,”
At the meeting, he said that the fight against corruption, economic revival and security were his main campaign promises.
Prime Minister May said Britain would continue to work with Nigeria in training and equipping the military.
She was particular about the abduction of the schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists, noting that her country would continue to give Nigeria the needed assistance.
The Prime Minister commended President Buhari’s administration for “making good progress on the economy,” and urged it to maintain the focus despite approaching elections and the increase in political activities.
She also noted: “Good grounding in education is good. It is important to equip young people for today’s world. It is also a good bastion and defence against modern slavery.”
May, who observed that President Buhari has been doing much to improve trade and business for Nigeria, said it was also time to boost intra-commonwealth trade.
Meanwhile, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said in Abuja the president is not yet bothered about 2019 elections.
“We have elections next year, politicians are already preoccupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy,”