The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Dr. David Oyedepo, has called on the Federal Government to invest massively in human capital to restore the lost esteem of the country.

Oyedepo made the appeal while speaking to the Nigerian News Agency on Saturday in Ota, Ogun, where he said everyone should stay in Nigeria and fix the country.

The chancellor stressed the need for further investment in human capital development because this was the most viable and stable action any county could invest in.

“There is a need for more investment education because this is the foundation of sustainable national development for any nation,” Oyedepo said.

He noted that the nation had lost its self-esteem due to poor investment in human capital through education.

Therefore, the chancellor urged the federal government to create an enabling environment for young people to thrive in order to reduce the number of people traveling outside the country.

“Parents need to reorient their children,” adding that traveling outside the country was not the best, as there were many youngsters stranded in foreign countries who couldn’t return home out of embarrassment.

“We all need to stay in Nigeria to rebuild and restore the lost esteem of the country.

“Everyone has a role to play in the recovery of their nation,” he said.


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