The immediate former Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on Build Africa, one of the biggest non-government organizations (NGOs) in the world in the area of promotion of education to include Nigeria in the scheme of their operations.
The organization is currently in many African countries, including Uganda and Kenya. During the meeting in London between Obi and the organization in London recently, Obi explained to them the commendable efforts of government at all levels in Nigeria in the education of her citizens. He said the country needed support considering the importance of education to mankind.
Obi who said he was devoting the rest of his life to support to the growth of education in Nigeria, enumerated areas requiring intervention to include the area of low male enrolment in some states in the South-East; low female enrolment in the North; school dropout syndrome and absence of facilities in some schools.
Responding, the CEO of Build Africa, Linda Edwards, who said they invited Obi due to his contributions to education in Nigeria as a former governor, expressed their readiness to collaborate with him in the interest of humanity.
Build Africa (formerly International Care & Relief) is a British registered International development charity, based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. It works with communities in rural parts of Kenya and Uganda, East Africa, focusing on developing education and livelihood opportunities. The charity currently supports around 150,000 people in the region through programs aimed at finding long-term solutions to poverty.