By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government would be unwavering in its quest to tackle the menace of corruption in the country.
He noted that the most difficult is corruption within the civil service, and that it is not only fighting back but pointing fingers at those leading the fight.
Speaking as the guest lecturer at the Osun State University’s 8th Convocation ceremony held at the Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium, Osinbajo however urged the graduating students to be a good ambassador and not allow themselves to be corrupt.
He said Nigeria is a leading nation in all front, and the country is the trigger for Africa to be on the forefront of leadership for the human race.
The Nigeria Vice President also said that the numerous challenges are pointers to the greatness of Nigeria which he charged the new graduate to proffer solutions.
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, who is also the Visitor to the Osun State University (Uniosun) called for the overhauling of the nation’s education sector, particularly the tertiary education which according to him has the capacity to rescue the country out of her present socioeconomic predicaments.
The governor, who harped on merit in the award of academic excellence and accolade, admonished ranks and files in the education sector on the need for them to pursue the lofty ideals of education that emphasise learning and character.
He said his government would continue to support and invest in education and use the sector as a template and bedrock to impact on the lives of the people and advance the economy of the state.
While congratulating the graduates, the governor tasked them to pursue things that could help to effect change and bring about positive impacts on the nation’s economy.
“I congratulate the graduands here today for the successful completion of their programmes and graduation. They are young men and women who have been baked in the best tradition of Uniosun and whose lives and accomplishments hold great promise for the state, Nigeria, and the world.
“I also congratulate their parents and guardians for their huge investment in their children and wards and for donating them to the world.”
Also, the Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the university, 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.
There was the presentation of honorary degrees Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola the Council Chairman, Governing Council, University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin and Chief Mrs. Nike Okundayi.