JUST IN: “I Dropped Out of School To Become Commercial Driver”: APC Senator Narrates How He Impressed Girls

“I Dropped Out of School To Become Commercial Driver”: APC Senator Narrates How He Impressed Girls

“I Dropped Out of To Become Commercial Driver”: APC Senator Narrates How He Impressed Girls

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It was not too rosy for a top northern senator as he narrated his journey to bag a formal educationThe representing the Borno North Senatorial District, Tahir Monguno, disclosed that life was so difficult that he had to drop out of school to become a commercial bus driverInterestingly, he disclosed that he became a bus driver so that he could impress a young in his community while he was struggling

Henzodaily.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, – The senator representing Borno North Senatorial District, Tahir Monguno, narrated how he dropped out of school while acquiring his primary education because he wanted to be attractive to girls in his community.

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Borno senator Tahir Monguno explained why he dropped out of school to the senateTahir Monguno, the APC Senator said he was struggling, yet he dropped out of school to impress girls in his community.
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He dropped out of school to impress girls

Monguno, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said a traditional practice influenced his decision to drop out from school. He recalled the trend then was that the best girls usually went for drivers.

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The lawmaker stated that to be part of the group of happening boys, he dropped out of school. But, he said he later had a change of mind and went back to complete his education.

As reported by PremiumTimes, Monguno recounted his experience on Wednesday, March 20, at the session while contributing to a motion sponsored by Adebule Oluranti (APC, West) on the need to find a solution to the increasing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.

“I now said okay, if that is the case, let me also go and be a driver so that when we line up for festivities, girls will also come and invite me to dance with them. So, because of that, Mr President, I dropped out of school,” he said.

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Monguno, narrated the story of his early life to underscore the disadvantages of children quitting formal education to pursue other interests.

As reported by Nigerian Tribune, the countless children denied access to education affect both the current generation and the nation's future prosperity.

Monguno, who said education remained the best weapon for human development, added that after leaving school, he not only became a successful lawyer and a member of the House of Representatives for three terms but was also a senator today.

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Meanwhile, Henzodaily.ng reported that Abdulrahman Ado, an education specialist at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Bauchi field office, said Nigeria contributes about 15 percent to the number of out-of-school children globally.

Ado stated that Bauchi state has the highest number of out-of-school children in the northeast region.

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He explained that according to a Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS) report of 2018, Nigeria is unlikely to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs 4, adding that the country still maintains the enrollment figures of 1995 of 60 percent.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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