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Nigerians Rage At Governorship Candidate For Saying He’ll Build 21 Universities

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Godwin Maduka
Godwin Maduka

Dr. Godwin Maduka, a US-based medical doctor who is aspiring to become the governor of Anambra state is currently under the heat of Nigerians on the social media for saying he will build 21 universities in the state if he emerges.

Maduka, who is aspiring for the top job on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said that if elected governor, he was going to establish higher institutions of learning so that Ndi Anambra could have greater access to education.

This statement has been met with huge criticisms on the social media, Twitter especially where many questioned his exposure and education.

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The governorship hopeful stated this in his Umuchukwu country home in Orumba South LGA during a programme he organized for the youths of the state.

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“If given the opportunity, I will build one university each in all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state. Education is key all over the world. We shouldn’t have a few scattered universities here. It is not that hard to set it up.

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“In other places of the earth, some towns have up to six universities. It should be as easy as ABC. We will start with only 21; one per local government.

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Asked how was going to fund them if that were to be, he queried: “Do you ever know what comes to the governor’s house in terms of funding? Any frugal governor can take care of that. There are some things that we can let go.

“And there are some things that we can bring in. It is a matter of priorities. There should be a new negotiation about funding education. After all, that’s why I am here now.”

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