President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he would have been among the Fulani herdsmen clashing/killing farmers across the country if not for education.
Buhari made this comment during his two-day visit to Bauchi state on Thursday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi where he inaugurated the 261 Nigerian airforce Referral hospital, some roads, tractors and farm implements.
Speaking to Bauchi residents in Hausa, the president advised them to allow their children go to school. He said;
“Now, look at the farmers /herdsmen’s clashes in the northern part of this country. I have been telling people that if I had not gone to school, I would not have gone into the military and where I come from since my cows are finished; maybe, I would have been involved in this fight.
But because I went to school, I got a job to do and because of that, desertification is everywhere, there is no bush we will go to and cut down trees and destroy farms and the rainy season is not promising. Because of that, education is the guarantee.
You should strive hard and be educated, get the education that will benefit you and the society, it is not compulsory that government will give you what to do.”