Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has blamed northern leaders for the emergence of Boko Haram.
Speaking at the inauguration of a civic centre built by a member of the House of Representatives, Abiodun Akinlade, at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Obanikoro said the northern leaders over the years failed to invest in the future of the youth though qualitative education.
He said: “We have Boko Haram today because the leaders of that section of the country did not invest in their education.
“President Goodluck Jonathan is already addressing this by constructing 123 almajiri schools in four years.”
He said there was relative peace in the South-West because the former Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, invested in the education of the people.