"I’m First Lady because I’m educated" - Patience Jonathan

The First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has advised Nigerian youths not to undermine the importance of education, saying without education, she would not have become the first lady of the country.

Speaking at a rally of the women wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akure, the Ondo State capital Tuesday, the first lady accused the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), of “not carrying the women along” when he was head of state – unlike President Goodluck Jonathan “who has empowered women.”

Mrs Jonathan added: “Majority of the people of Ondo are educated and I believe you know the importance of education because without education there is no future,” she said.

“Our children are our hope and that’s why Jonathan said the children should be made to be the leaders of today. We should thank God for the administration of Goodluck and the PDP.

“If somebody is talking and you are not educated, can you be there? If Hilary Clinton is talking and you are not educated, can you be there? As Mimiko (governor of Ondo) is there, without education can he be there? As I am standing before you, if I am not educated, will they CHOOSE me?

“That is why the PDP government takes education very seriously.”