President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has so far invested about N1.3 trillion towards the development of the education sector in the past four years excluding funds spent on overhead and personnel costs.
Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja yesterday said the President disclosed this at the inauguration of the Post Graduate Centre of Excellence at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
The Centre was built by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
President Buhari, therefore, commended the CBN for providing the Centre, sited at the Samaru campus of the institution.
While expressing concern over the state of facilities in Nigerian universities, due to long years of perennial funding challenges, the President promised that his administration would continue to place premium on education at all levels.
According to him, his administration will not rest until it delivers on its commitments on quality education, including investing more resources in the sector and providing a conducive learning environment in the academia.