The case of our First Lady, Patience Jonathan who is a Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa State is troubling to many well-meaning Nigerians, both home and abroad. Even popular comedian Ali Baba, who hardly talks about people in position of authority, had no choice but to react to her “uneducated” display in recent times.
In a chat with HipTV in Lagos, Ali Baba said Patience Jonathan obviously lacks basic education and that is why her spoken English is so poor. He said this while emphasizing on the Girl-Child education in Nigeria:
“The education of the girl child is very important because if Patience Jonathan were educated, we will not have the problem that people think we have with her not being able to speak English.
“Having a primary and secondary education helps a child to develop (into) whatever the child wants to become later. It is obvious that Patience (Jonathan) did not get any of the above, or did not get it properly”.
He added that there are people like the First Lady teaching some other students now in our primary, secondary and even tertiary institutions and advocated that the problem be tackled from the root and a permanent solution be put in place.