Son of petty trader emerges UNILORIN’s best Vet Med graduate
Son of a police officer in Ogun State and a petty trader woman, Fasasi Abdulbasit, has emerged the best graduate in the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the 2021/2022 academic session. to be inducted yesterday at the school’s main auditorium.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN), who spoke at the fifth induction/oath-taking ceremony, yesterday, with the theme: “From Healing Heaves to Healthy Harvests: The Inspiring Journey to Tunde Agbato, Veterinarian Extraordinaire,” charged the graduands to soar like eagle with comportment and integrity.
Egbewole, who said that parents and society deserve more from the new veterinary doctors for the labour on them, said they could not afford to disappoint Nigeria.
Also, the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Oyebisi Azeez, said the ceremony marked the beginning of a journey that holds great responsibility and even greater reward.
Azeez, who said that veterinarians play a unique role in the society, added: “We are the guardians of the health and well-being of animals, large and small.
“We are the defenders of the bond between humans and their beloved pets. We are the stewards of our environment, advocating for the welfare of both domestic and wild creatures.
“But being a veterinarian is not just about treating ailments, prescribing medications, or performing surgeries, it’s about understanding the intricate connections that exist between animals, humans, and the environment.
“It’s about being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves, a source of comfort to those in pain, and a beacon of hope for those who are suffering.
In a keynote address, Dr. Tunde Ifemade charged the graduates to draw several lessons that will guide their path in their chosen careers from the life of Dr. Agbato.
“We can make a difference no matter where we find ourselves. We should start from where we are and work progressively on our career. We can also have it all – a wonderful relationship with God, a solid family life and an excellent career,” he stressed.
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