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Abiodun tasks tertiary institutions on solutions to climate change, COVID-19, others

By Eniola Daniel
24 December 2021   |   3:50 am
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has tasked research and tertiary institutions in the country on finding lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges facing humanity ranging from climate change...

Chancellor, Mountain Top University and General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles, Dr. Daniel Olukoya (left); his wife, Dr. Shade; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun and wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu at the 2nd and 3rd combined convocation of Mountain Top University, Prayer City, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway…yesterday.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has tasked research and tertiary institutions in the country on finding lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges facing humanity ranging from climate change and the current raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Abiodun stated this during the lecture he delivered at the second and third convocation ceremony of Mountain Top University (MTU) held at Prayer City, Ibafo, Ogun State, with the topic, “Quest For Excellence: The Nexus of Faith, Knowledge and Resilience.”

The governor, who stressed that local solutions must be sought for local challenges, said there is need to encourage and cultivate innovation among the youths to enhance success in the country.

Abiodun, while noting that the country is lagging behind when it comes to introducing disruptive technology, said that human development was about creating opportunities and building a person’s ability to innovate and be entrepreneurial.

He urged the institution to aid youth development and empowerment for the indigent students seeking knowledge.

Abiodun, who also urged the graduating students to take part in the political process by becoming active in determining the future of the country, added: “If you leave the space for others to determine your future , the implication is that their vision may not be in tandem with your dreams.”

In his remarks, the Chancellor of the university, Pastor (Dr.) Daniel Olukoya, while congratulating the graduating students for excelling in their various academic pursuit, charged them to choose their companions, treasure their time, pray for favour to find a good spouse and guard their thoughts.