President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said what Nigeria needed was transformation and not change as is being canvassed by All Progressives Congress (APC).
He spoke at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin City, Edo State, during his campaign for re-election.
He noted that the federal government was building its construction technology company in Edo State to take care of the youths, with a view to developing competent talent and skills in the construction industry.
“Change takes place every day, If you move from your bedroom to your sitting room, you have made a change but you have not transformed yourself. If you move from your sitting room to your Kitchen, you have changed but you have not transformed yourself,” Jonathan said.
Speaking in corrupt English ( Pidgin), the president said, “As we dey talk today, it is that we go move this country forward. If you don read some books, person wey transform a country called Singapore. Singapore and Nigeria been dey the same level but he transform Singapore from third world country to first world country.
“That is the transformation we are talking about. We are not talking about somebody turning and saying, ‘I have changed’ and turn this way and say ‘I have changed’.
“We dey talk about transformation and that is why as we dey talk about school, this is a government wey be say when we come we know say so many Nigerian young people no fit get space for our university because we know say universities wey dey our country no plenty reach.
“Them the go Ghana go everywhere to study. Na im we come say make we get enough universities too make we see whether people go come here. So, we open 14 new universities. For secondary schools, if you look our law wey them dey call constitution no be de work wey federal government dey do but because we know say we go make sure say our young people go school we build them plenty.”