Ace Comedian and renowned father of comedy in Nigeria, Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere aka Ali Baba has expressed his displeasure at the fallen standards of education in Nigeria especially for the girl child, a situation he fingers as affecting even the First Lady of the nation, Dame Patience Jonathan.
While speaking in an exclusive interview with Hiphopworld recently, Ali Baba pointed that the education of the girl child beyond the primary and secondary school levels is important and should be seen as priority as this would go a long way in sustaining growth and development in the nation as a whole.
The king of comedy while buttressing his point, made reference to the First Lady who has been a victim of consistent public jest owing to her alleged grammatical mis-constructions and errors.
In his word:
“The education of the girl child is very important because if Patience Jonathan were educated, we will not have the problem that people think we have with her not being able to speak English”.
He went on to say – “Having a primary and secondary education helps a child to develop (into) whatever the child wants to become later. It is obvious that Patience (Jonathan) did not get any of the above, or did not get it properly”.
He concluded by saying that there are people like the First Lady teaching some other students now in our primary, secondary and even tertiary institutions and advocated that the problem be tackled from the root and a permanent solution be put in place.