The wife of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, has countered a popular saying credited to the President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), by saying that the Country’s youths are not lazy.
Recall that the media space went agog in 2018, following the reports that the president had addressed many Nigerian youths as lazy, who, according to him, did not want to do anything for their lives, relying on the wealth of the Nation, thanks to the Nation’s crude oil, during a Commonwealth Business Forum in London.
The President, before then, had been reported to have said, in an interview with the UK Telegraph that some Nigerians in the UK were disposed to criminality and should not be granted asylum in the land of Westminster.
In her remarks during the fourth convocation ceremony of Chrisland University, the Ogun State’s “First Lady” explained that Nigerian youths are neither lazy nor corrupt, adding that they are ambitious and innovative, while noting that the university has made her mark in ensuring that the next generation remains inspired to change the World.
“Nigerian youths are not lazy; they are not corrupt. They are enterprising; they are innovative; they are creative; they are ambitious and they are compassionate. But it goes beyond saying these words. We need to act out these attributes and let our world see the stuff we are made of.
“Chrisland University is doing well in this regard and I must commend the staff and the management for ensuring that the students uphold the highest ethical standard. I say well-done to you for promoting academic excellence and ensuring that the next generation remains inspired to change the world. I am impressed by the remarkable strides of this institution,” she said.
She further thanked everyone, in attendance, for their enormous contribution to the growth of the institution; she singled out the convocation lecturer, Dr Ajoritsedere Awosika (MFR), Chairman, Access Bank PLC and Honorary Consul, Czech Republic, for her speech on what are needed to promote tertiary education.
Wife of Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) was also in attendance, as well as numerous dignitaries.
Meanwhile, the university, which just turned seven, has been announced as the 17th best university in the country, and 9th among the private universities in the country also, in the latest accreditation and ranking by the National Universities Commission (NUC), as announced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Peace Babalola.