- The deputy VC of the University of Calabar has urged billionaires in the southeast to invest in capacity building instead of building skyscrapers
- He lamented over the quest for money and other material things by south-easterners
- Amalu pointed out that no one is thinking about building any high institution for the capacity building of the future generations
Billionaires in the southeast have been urged by the deputy vice chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Uche Amalu, to invest in capacity building instead of building skyscrapers that add no value to the development of the region.
The don made the call during an economic summit organised by the Igbo Graduates Students Association of UNICAL in Calabar, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Amalu lamented over the quest for money and other material things by south-easterners; saying it had caused the zone to lag behind in educational development.
He said: “Money is not everything. What we have today in Igbo land is a consequent of misplaced value because money is in the hands of wrong people.
“If you go to various states in the south-east, what you see is high rise buildings everywhere. Nobody is thinking about building any high institution for the capacity building of the future generations.
“I call on all our billionaires and millionaires to think of investing in education rather than these skyscrapers."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a very rich Nigerian man gave his mother the sendoff of the century that captured global attention.
The billionaire, who is said to be from Enugu in south-east Nigeria, practically buried his mom in a brand new Hummer Jeep and stacked the expensive machine with lots of dollars.
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