Embrace entrepreneurship to save Nigeria’s economy, Utomi tasks youths
Professor of Economics, Pat Utomi has called on the youths to embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship to save the country from its dwindling economic growth.
He stated this in a lecture titled, “Saving capitalism from the capitalists” delivered at the fourth convocation ceremony of McPherson University held last week in the institution at Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State.
According to him, graduation should be the beginning of a positive new life after several years of preparation on campus, adding that the situation in Nigeria can be likened to the USA of old where graduates particularly youths help the country become present-day America. Utomi, who is the founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership, charged the graduates to carry out their God-given task of using available resources to create new enterprise.
Vice-Chancellor, McPherson University, Adeniyi Agunbiade said a total of 92 students from the institution graduated with different honors while 15 had first class. He added that the overall best graduating student, Sunmisola Ibukun Osasona from the Department of Accounting with CGPA of 4.91, bagged eight awards and N310, 000 in prize money.
The institution also recognized the duo of Rev. Dr. Wilson Badejo, the University’s visioner and Prof. Israel Adu, its pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, with Honorary Degree awards.