Saturday, 29 June 2013
US President Barack Obama blames The Influence Of Boko Haram On Bad Governance
Despite the protests against the visit of President Barrack Obama to South Africa by coalition of trade unions and civil society groups in the country, the proposed Town Hall Meeting with youths from African countries went ahead as scheduled.
President Obama blamed the failure of governments on their inability to train the youths in relevant fields.
He said “in terms of human capital and young people, I think the greatest investment any country can make, not just an African country, is educating it’s youth and providing them with the skill to compete in a highly technological, advanced world economy”.
He further said “countries that do not do that well,will not succeed”.
He also noted that countries with limited skill will have “problems” in drawing international businesses.
“This is a problem in the United State and not just a problem in Africa,” he added.
He said the U.S. is willing to collaborate with Nigeria to train teachers and incorporate technology in the educational system.
Obama said they have plans to work with all African countries to empower the youths depending on the plan of the countries.
President Obama praised his government for making a considerable effort in tackling insecurity and curbing terror with the death of Osama Bin Laden but was quick to recognize the existence of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
He noted that “What is also true is that in some ways the problem has also metastasized, we have more regional terrorist organizations like Boko Haram in Nigeria espousing an extremist ideology, showing no regard for human life”.
To stop terrorism, Obama said “we have to build institutions a lot of what we talked about in terms of responsiveness, governance and democracy. Those things become defense mechanisms against terrorism, they are the most important defense against terrorism” he said.
Culled from +Channels Television