On Saturday, November 14, the American University of Nigeria, AUN, celebrated its 10th annual Founder’s Day in honor of HE Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, its founder, and the Turaki of Adamawa State. At the event, the AUN Founder gave a keynote speech, which centered on education and the Boko Haram insurgency. He made quite a number of key observations concerning the effects of the Boko Haram crisis and the task of reconciliation that lies ahead of Nigeria when the storm is over. However, one of the things that stood out in Atiku’s speech was his insight on the importance of education in solving the country's many problems.
After 55 years of independence, having a vast reserve of natural resources, and a population that is so big it is becoming a problem, Nigeria is still considered by the world as a third world nation.