President Muhammadu Buhari was a guest on Al Jazeera recently to discuss the current economic situation of the country, Biafra and Boko Haram among other things.
Asking him about ForEx for Nigerians schooling abroad, the host, Matine Dennis enquired, “What about those who are slightly more privileged like yourself? You’ve got children studying abroad. There are parents in Nigeria with kids in universities and schools abroad, who are now facing the possibility of having to pull their kids out. They can actually no longer afford to pay for school fees?”
The president answered, “If the country cannot afford it, so be it.”
Martine went on to ask if his children will continue schooling abroad, the president responded, “Those who can afford it, can still afford it. But for those who can’t, Nigeria cannot afford to allocate foreign exchange for those who decided to train their children outside the country. We can’t just afford it.”
Watch the full interview below!
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