Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he cannot speak on the current $2.1bn arms scam now because the matter is in court. The former President said this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
He said, “My voice will certainly be heard at the appropriate time regarding the alleged arms funds mismanagement. I would not want to interfere with the proceedings by the judicial system that my administration worked tirelessly to strengthen.My post-presidential focus is advancing democracy and good governance in Africa. If we do not spend billions to educate Africa’s youths today, we will spend it fighting insecurity tomorrow.”
Speaking separately on ‘Security, Education and Development in Africa’ at the Geneva Press Club in Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jonathan lamented the high rate of illiteracy in the North.He said poor education was one of the factors promoting insecurity.The former President, however, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for giving education a top priority in the 2016 budget.