One of the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, has spoken out on why he tackled the economic policies being administered by the current government of Nigeria.
While speaking in an exclusive interview with the CNN, American billionaire businessman, Bill Gates, on Monday, criticised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) said that the Federal Government’s investment in education and health was not good enough.
The Co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said he spoke out to implore Nigerian politicians to focus on human capital and its large youth population.
“The current quality and quantity of investment in this young generation in health and education just isn’t good enough. So, I was very direct,” he told CNN.
“While it may be easier to be polite, it’s more important to face facts so that you can make progress,” the philanthropist said.
Recall that the philanthropist had at a special session of the National Economic Council, on Thursday said, said Nigeria would do better with strong investments in health and education, rather than concentrate on physical infrastructure to the detriment of human capital development.