President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is not leaving anything for his children to inherit as his greatest legacy is to ensure that they are properly educated.
Buhari disclosed this on Wednesday when he was at the Emir of Daura’s Palace in Daura, Katsina State, for the Sallah homage.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement.
According to the statement, Buhari charged the youth to seek education, not for unavailable government jobs but to arm themselves with skill and ability to fight poverty and meet the needs of the 21st Century.
He said more time should be given to coaching future leaders with basic knowledge of moral values, as the fast-changing world, driven by new technology, would be more competitive and demanding.
He said emphasis should now be on skills acquisition and competence in creating and deploying technology, stating, “During the Covid-19, we asked all level 12 downward to stay at home, and surprisingly the systems worked effectively.”
Buhari said, “I was locked up for more than three years, after leading the country. At that point, I realised and I told my children that your net worth is what is in your head, not what you have acquired in life.
“My focus has always been on training the children to be relevant wherever they find themselves. I told my children, particularly the girls, that they can only get married after getting a first degree.
“They already know that I am not leaving anything for anyone to inherit. My greatest legacy to the children is to ensure they are properly educated,”