President Buhari has shocked his close aide as he returned to secondary school today.
Recall that one barrister Nnamdi Nwokocha Ahaiwe had challenged the president’s eligibility to contest the 2015 presidential election on the ground that he does not have a School Certificate.
According to the Nigerian constitution, the most basic requirement to contest for a presidential election is a WAEC certificate or it’s equivalent.
The President had hired 13 Senior Advocates of Nigeria to defend his case.
However, at the hieght of the certificate saga, Barrister Nwokocha withdrew the case for unknown reasons.
Well, the president shared a classroom with students of Samuel Ogbemudia College in Benin city, Edo state today.
The president is on two-day working visit to Edo state where he sat with students shortly after commissioning the school refurbished by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole, governor of the state.
The president had promised to be committed to quality education in Nigeria.
During the 2015 election campaign, Buhari promised to improve Nigeria’s teacher-student ratio by employing thousands of teachers across the country.
Under the N-Power scheme handled by the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Buhari government said it has employed 150,000 teachers to serve in communities across the country.
“Already 200,000 unemployed Nigerians have been selected, including 150,000 who would teach and serve in their communities,” Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, said via a statement.
“The balance is made up of 30,000 who would serve as Agric Extension Workers and 20,000 who would serve as public health workers.
“Each of the unemployed graduates would get a N30,000 monthly stipend, and also get an electronic tablet that would be packaged with several applications that would train and empower the participants.”
His classes with the students lasted but for few minutes.