By Henry Okonkwo
Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has urged Nigerian leaders who send their children abroad to study to borrow a leaf from the Minister of Labour And Employment, Dr Chris Ngige whose children are studying in Nigeria.
Shehu Sani made this on Saturday via his Facebook page, when he reacted to the picture online showing Ngige with his daughter who graduated from the University of Lagos.
Sani said, “Dr Chris Ngige is proud to showcase his daughter graduating from UNILAG; other leaders in office will show theirs abroad and preach patriotism to you.”
Many Nigerians share a similar view with Shehu Sani. They believe that the move by the minister of labour and employment, Dr Ngige to allow his daughter to study in one of the nation’s universities instead of sending her abroad is a paradigm shift from the usual practice by political leaders in the country.
Nigerians have continually called for the enactment of a law that would compel all political office holders to stop sending their children to school in foreign countries, as well as stop them from going outside the country for medical tourism.