Education Will Set You Free, Obi Tells Students


Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has advised students of Christ the King College, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State and those of Girls’ Secondary School, Agulu to focus on their education, describing education as the greatest weapon to liberate people and society from ignorance, slavery and prepare them for competition in the world.

Obi said this while celebrating ‘My Freedom Day’ with them.

In his separate addresses to both schools, Obi, who requested that they remember Chibok and Dapchi girls in their prayers, ascribed the anti-social and grievous ills happening in the society as borne out of lack of functional education that would have taught those engaging in them that it is suicidal to destroy one’s society.

He urged the students to always be of good behaviour and to choose reputable men with track record of achievements and decency in public and private lives as their role models.
The high point of both visits was the presentation of N1 million cheque each to the two schools to support them in their infrastructural development.
‘My Freedom Day’ celebrated yearly on March 14 is a CNN creation, to sensitize students on the importance of education as a veritable vehicle to fight slavery.