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Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has urged the Nigerian government to invest more the health and education sectors, Punch reports.

Bill Gates visited Nigeria on Wednesday, and paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and the heads of the National Assembly.

He sat with the National Economic Council along with billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to birth a child, Gates said, as it has the 4th worst maternal mortality rate in the world.

In upper middle-income countries, the average life expectancy is 75 years. In lower middle-income countries, it’s 68, and in low-income countries, it’s 62. In Nigeria, it is lower still, just 53 years.

Gates urged the government to invest more in both the health and education sectors. The country would do better, he said, with strong investments in this sectors, than on concentrating on physical infrastructure.

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4 Comments

  1. Radiant

    March 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Mr. Gates couldn’t say it better.

    Health and education.
    Heath and education.
    Heath and educate.

    #GovernmentInvest

    • Tosin

      March 23, 2018 at 1:59 am

      wallahi, it’s a song now sef.

  2. buy247 Nigeria

    March 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Mr Gates Please tell them

  3. Tina

    June 14, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Education and God health cannot be over emphasized, thats why parents are laboring day and Night to train their children. I just discovered studylocal Nigeria, they guide you through the whole admission process making it seamless and hassle free

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