Nigeria needs true patriots to progress – Dr. Dogara
The former Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chancellor Achievers University Owo, Ondo State, Dr. Yakubu Dogara says Nigeria need true patriots that would turn around the fortunes of the nation and phase out challenges bedeviling the country.
Dr. Dogara stated this during the 8th and 9th convocation ceremony, installation of second chancellor of the university and conferment of honorary degrees at the university’s auditorium.
The former speaker appealed to all Nigerians to be more selfless in rendering services in all sectors of the economy, charging the students to be of good character.
In his speech, the pro-chancellor, Achievers University, Owo, Dr. Bode Ayorinde advocated the establishment of industry to tap from the natural resources in the country and employ the large number of youths who graduate yearly to divert them from social vices.
In his message, Ondo state governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu represented by the state Commissioner for Education, Dr. Femi Agagu, said government would continue to invest massively in education and applauded the initiative of the founder of Achievers University in providing qualitative education to Nigerians.
A total number of four hundred students participated in the convocation, with 22 in the first class honors division, 217 in the second class honors, 130 in the lower division while remaining 31 are in the third class honors division.
Some of the dignitaries awarded with honorary doctorate degree include Dr. Yakubu Dogara, Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Bishop of Sokoto Anglican Diocese, Reverend Matthew Kuka and Mrs Olusola Momoh.
Some of the dignitaries who graced the occasion included the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajigbade Gbadegesin, Senator Bode Olajumoke, Former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Mrs. Titilayo Ponle, captains of industries, academicians among others.