A former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani, has recently made a call to international institutions and foreign countries, including the United States, Canada, and others, to stop wasting funds on Nigeria’s elections. The Nigerian politician believes that instead of earmarking huge funds for the country’s elections, global organizations and EU countries should pump such money into education and health sectors in rural communities.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, Shehu Sani emphasized that Nigeria’s education and health sectors need more funds, and this is where foreign donor agencies and foreign governments should direct their attention. He specifically urged them to stop funding election activities in Nigeria and channel the money to education and health in rural areas.
Sani’s call for international aid organizations to focus on education and healthcare is timely, given the current state of Nigeria’s social infrastructure. The education and healthcare systems in Nigeria are in dire need of reform and significant investment. Many rural communities lack basic amenities such as clean water, electricity, and access to medical facilities. In addition, the quality of education in Nigeria is relatively poor, and many children do not have access to quality education, particularly in rural areas.
Despite the challenges facing the education and healthcare sectors in Nigeria, the government has not done enough to address them. Many schools lack basic amenities such as classrooms, chairs, and desks, and teachers are often underpaid and overworked. Similarly, many hospitals lack medical supplies and equipment, and medical professionals are overworked and underpaid.
Foreign aid has been critical in supporting Nigeria’s development over the years. However, Sani believes that foreign aid should be directed towards areas that will have a lasting impact on the country’s development, such as education and healthcare. He argues that investing in these sectors will help to create a better future for Nigerians, particularly those in rural areas.
In conclusion, Senator Shehu Sani’s call for international aid organizations and foreign governments to redirect funds from Nigeria’s election activities to education and healthcare in rural communities is a timely and necessary one. Investing in these sectors will help to address the current challenges facing Nigeria’s education and healthcare systems and create a better future for Nigerians.