Monday, 11 December 2017

Entertainment

Nollywood actress, Remi Oshodi, popularly known as Remi Surutu, has urged the present administration and key stakeholders to join hands to promote the nation’s education system.

Speaking at a press conference put together by the Goldfish Initiative for Illiteracy and Poverty Alleviation on Tuesday, the actress said it is very sad that majority of Nigerians cannot afford basic education for their children.

“I attended nursery school; I grew up being carried in a car to school, so I feel for those who cannot afford an education. That was why when I was called last year, I felt so moved and I decided to go with them. Because people live in luxury, they see every other person as beneath them and that should not be the case. You have to look for a way to encourage them,” she said.

Also speaking, founder of The Goldfish Initiative for Illiteracy and Poverty Alleviation, Chimanma Rushworth-Moore called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister Education, Adamu Adamu, to raise the standard of education in Nigeria and also make the Nigerian child welfare a priority.

She charged the Federal Government to make education the right of every child, stating that many children in the rural areas can neither read nor write due to circumstances they find themselves, and anyone who cannot read or write does not exist because he or she cannot vote, adding that many children go to School half naked while many sit on the floor in rickety classrooms to learn.

Remi Oshodi, therefore, called on Federal Government to make things right by enabling money to flow through the right source to alleviate poverty completely.