Former Nigerian presidential aide and author, Reno Omokri has shed light on how poverty and university degrees relate to each other.
According to the renowned spokesperson, having a degree doesn’t guarantee any individual a free escape from poverty. He went on to explain that when you have skills that companies are in need of, you can be rich.
“IF YOU HAVE A DEGREE YOU CAN STILL BE POOR. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A DEGREE, YOU CAN STILL BE RICH. BUT IF YOU HAVE A DEGREE AND A SKILL, YOU CAN HARDLY BE POOR. NOTHING KILLS POVERTY LIKE SKILLS. COMPANIES ARE LOOKING FOR SKILLED WORKERS, NOT DEGREE WORKERS.”
See his post below:
If you have a degree you can still be poor. If you don’t have a degree, you can still be rich. But if you have a degree and a skill, you can hardly be poor. Nothing kills poverty like skills. Companies are looking for skilled workers, not degree workers #RenosNuggets #EndSARS
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) November 9, 2020