By Shina Badmus
The National Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Mulade Sheriff has said that he was a victim of educational challenges in his early days.
Sheriff stated that the disadvantage was because he grew up in the riverine area of Niger Delta, where formal education was not fad.
He said this while addressing audience at the Comrade Mulade Sheriff Inter-local Government Quiz cum Essay Competition recently, which took place at Hussey College, Warri, Delta State.
He reiterated his commitment to the promotion and sustenance of education in the riverine communities.
According to him, “I am very committed to promoting and sustaining qualitative education and peace in the three Warri Local Government Areas and across Delta State.
“I am ready to support and partner with individuals, CSOs, private and public organizations that will promote and sustain the existing peace among Itsekiri and Ijaw ethnic groups in Warri Area.”
While advising the competing students, he said, “I challenge you to always be of good conduct and constantly see yourselves as beacon of hope to your mates and those around you.”
Mulade stressed that his desire was that education be taken seriously in the entire Delta State and by extension, the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He, however, appealed to the government, for constant corporation, to improve the standard of education in the country for the sake of posterity.