- Says Buhari is determined to reduce poverty.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would make Nigeria attain highest regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Sub-saharan Africa through technological innovations and social intervention programmes that will create jobs for its citizens.
He stated this on Saturday during his address to the graduands at the 8th convocation ceremony of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo.
Osinbajo who urged the graduands of the institution to be positive and optimistic in their pursuits said they should not to allow themselves to be discouraged by the slogan “the Good old days”.
Speaking on federal government’s plans to train two million Nigerians in technological animation with a view to making them content producers and employers of labour which ultimately reduce the rate of unemployment in the country, Osinbajo identified capital development, transparency, equitable sharing of resources, peaceful co-existence and respect for the rule of law, among others, as critical fundamentals to sustainable development in any society.
Also making his remark at the ceremony was Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola who tasked Nigerian universities to maintain the academic standard that will make their products to be globally competitive.
On his part, the Chancellor of UNIOSUN, Chief (Mrs) Folorunso Alakija implored the government to introduce nation-building values in schools curricular and counseled parents, guardians and religious centers to inculcate social values that promote sanity.