- President Buhari has advised the Nigerian youths to remain in the country to salvage it together
- The president gave the advice at the 44th convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife
- Buhari was represented at the event also tasked Nigerian youths on the need to increase their IGR to facilitate quality education
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerian youths to prioritise staying in the country and salvage their motherland.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari made this known on Saturday, December 14, at the 44th convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife.
Legit.ng gathers that the president was represented by Suleiman Raman-Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC).
He said: “It is high time that universities took more proactive roles in ensuring that graduands perform more meaningfully in the world of works.
“It is in view of this that we wish to exhort our youths to start looking inwards, stay and advance the cause of their motherland. We have no other country than Nigeria. We should remain here to salvage the country together.”
Speaking on the importance of quality education as a key factor to secure Nigeria's future, President Buhari said the government needs support with funding education.
He, therefore, called on the public universities in the country to increase their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to enhance sustainable education.
In his remarks, Eyitope Ogunbodede, the university’s vice-chancellor, announced that the university is currently reviewing the curricular of all academic programmes, in line with current developments and standards.
Ogunbodede added that emphasis was being placed on training job creators and not mere job seekers.
He also used the opportunity to inform the gathering that the university would no longer be dependent on the national grid, as it would soon generate its own electricity.
PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari said that the resolution of conflict situations in African countries remains a key component in the overall development of the continent.
APC crisis: Oshiomhole’s fate uncertain as Buhari reportedly reacts to call for removal of party chairman
The president disclosed this on Wednesday, December 11, during the opening session of the ongoing Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa held in Egypt.
He said as Africans, it is important to focus on the issues of conflict prevention and resolution.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better
Aisha Buhari backs president husband - on Legit TV