We ’ll sustain our pride as cradle of education, says Abiodun
ADC accuses ruling party, gov of incompetence
Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that his administration will continue to work towards sustaining the state’s enviable pride as the cradle of education and civilisation in Nigeria, as well as providing an enabling environment for public and private tertiary institutions to thrive.
The governor disclosed this at the fourth convocation ceremony of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, saying that the state was not just the industrial hub of Nigeria, but also the intellectual capital, hosting the highest number of tertiary institutions.
Abiodun, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Technical and Vocational Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, assured that the state would not leave any stone unturned towards promoting quality education and industrialisation.
He, however, congratulated the graduating students and the school management on the feat, charging them to continue to complement the government’s effort in the sector.
Meanwhile, an accomplished administrator and guest lecturer, Dr. (Mrs.) Ajoritsedere Awosika, who spoke on “Visible and Invisible Hands of Development: Interrogating the Roles of Tertiary Institutions and The Financial Sector,” enjoined stakeholders to focus on education to enhance productivity, scale development and reduce poverty, urging the graduating students to expand their horizon and contribute meaningfully to the society through innovation and foresight.
Earlier in her address, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. (Mrs.) Chinedum Babalola, charged the 52 graduands to be good ambassadors of the school.
IN another development, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has accused the current administration in the state of incompetence and non-performance, noting that the governor is already jittery about the imminent defeat at the polls.
It said that the administration did not prepare for governance, considering the growing insecurity, dilapidating infrastructure, bad roads and level of hardship across the state.
The ADC chieftain and frontline in Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s Movement, Bashorun Muyiwa Oladipo, who disclosed this during a media briefing in Abeokuta, yesterday, said the party’s governorship candidate, Biyi Otegbeye, indigene of Yewa South Local Council, would wrest power from the incumbent.
Oladipo, a former House of Assembly Speaker, faulted the purported endorsement of Abiodun by Yewa monarchs, saying the traditional rulers’ move was as a result of harassment, coercion and intimidation by the ruling party.