Connect with us

Breaking News

Politics is the only lucrative in Nigeria – Afe Babalola



Educationist, Afe Babalola, is of the believe that politics has become the only lucrative business in Nigeria.....PROCEED.FULL.READING>>>

Speaking during the 11th convocation ceremony of Afe Babalola University on Saturday, October 21, he said that although he does not disapprove of any political ambitions, he is of the view tthat politics has become less ethical and more of personal gain than about serving the public good.

Sharing a story, Babalola said;

“I was the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and a young man came out with first class in Chemistry and had the highest score that year. I called him and said, ‘I am going to give you a scholarship to do your master’s.

He was very happy and he agreed; he passed his masters. I had forgotten all about him, then he came in and said, ‘Sir, thank you for the scholarship given to me’ and I said ‘Yes, proceed to your Ph.D.’ and he said ‘No’ and I said ‘Why?’

My colleague who was in class with me in secondary school did not go to university; he is the chairman of the local government of my place. He is riding a car; he has a house.’ I was depressed.

I said, ‘What do you want to do now?’ He said, ‘I want to go into politics.’ I wept inside me. That is what your country has made of Nigeria. The only business in this country today which is lucrative is politics.

“I do not say you cannot be a politician but to be a politician is different from what we have now. Who thinks that politics is for making money? Politics is for service. I was a Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor before and I never had a kobo because I saw it as service. People go now to make money from public money given to them,” he said.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *