“What shocked me was not the rumour, because anyone can start a rumour. What really shocked me – were the PhD holders, Professors, the Nigerian intelligentsia, Bishops and Pastors of churches- who believed in this lie. That scared me. It meant a fool can so easily deceive some very smart Nigerians- maybe that’s why Nigeria is where she is today”
A very sharp indictment of the socialisation in reasoning in a country by its president. President Buhari would have scored 100% if he admitted along with this statement his own contribution to the sorry state. Any government that established more universities as the Buhari government has done but without thinking about the quality of PhD coming out of the existing universities is guilty of contributing to an ignorant intelligentsia. Out of the president’s five fingers, four would seem to be pointing back at him.