FOUNDER of Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has urged government at all levels to invest more in the Education sector to tackle the current security lapses across the country.
The eminent lawyer said the rising security challenges facing the country were caused by lack of quality education.
Babalola said any nation that does not invest in education is sitting on a keg of gunpowder, adding that without functional education, a country would only continue to revolve around the vicious cycle of underdevelopment.
A statement in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, titled: Afe Babalola Wins 2020 African Lifetime Achievers Award, by ABUAD Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Tunde Olofintila, said Babalola made the remarks while reacting to the award for deserving Africans who have contributed to community development, leadership, agriculture, education and entrepreneurship.
Earlier recipients of the award included Archbishop Desmond Tutu; former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete; Liberian Vice-President Jewel Taylor; former Ghanaian President, the late Prof. Attah Mills; and the founder of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh.
Babalola thanked the organisers of the African Achievers Awards for the beautiful things said about him, which he said would spur him to do more for Nigeria and the Africa.
The legal luminary said if Nigeria provided quality education for all, irrespective of social status, it would not be witnessing various crises of insecurity, kidnapping, robbery, gross underdevelopment, and unpaid salaries.