For the nation to resolve challenges of unemployment and poverty, Nigerian youth must embrace new technology and creative industry to be self reliance and job creators. The vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated this in osogbo at eighth convocation ceremony of Osun state university. It was an occasion of convocation for one thousand eight hundred and fourteen graduands of Osun state university and presentation of honorary degrees to former Osun state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola and minister of interior ,Doctor Wale Babalakin and chief Mrs Nike okundayi. Speaking on the paper titled, Decades of chequered nigeria still hold the key to Africa development, the vice president and guest lecturer, Professor Yemi Osinbajo identified the current challenges facing the nation to bad management by the previous pilots of the country and called on new graduands to use their skills and knowledge to turn the challenges to opportunity. Professor Osinbajo noted that Nigeria possessed the key to Africa growth due to its human and material endowment hence the need for Nigerian leaders to maximize the nation’s potential for advancement of African countries. The vice president urged Nigerians to key into the present administration different safety net and social intervention programmes to change their economic status. He hinted that if the nation’s sustain it agriculture reformation agenda,Nigeria would only be self sufficient in food production but a major exporter of agricultural products to all African countries. Also speaking, chancellor and chairman,governing council osun state university, osogbo, Mallam Yusuf Ali said the university would continue to develop graduands that would evolve ideas and initiative that would reposition the country for economic development. Mallam Yusuf called on government to continue to support the university in the areas of research and innovation to position the university for international rating.
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