President Buhari Called On Universities To Promote Change




The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has beckon on the nation’s universities to function as agents of change in order to accelerate the desired economic growth and development of the country.
The president, represented by Prof. Julius Okogie, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), gave the charge at the 27th Convocation Ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).
 He pointed out that the universities play critical roles in shaping the lives and character of the young and active segment of the population.
Buhari stressed that universities must play visible roles in the country’s economic growth and transformation.

The president urged universities to be at the vanguard of the fight against corruption and eroded ethics, which, according to him, constitute a major component of our social ills.
"We are, therefore, committed to working assiduously with the universities to motivate our youths and prepare them for their future roles.
"We must also continue to ensure that universities are safe havens for the students and staff alike.
"Government, through its various security agencies and outfits, is working round the clock to ensure adequate security for every Nigerian", he said


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