The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has said young Nigerians are the destiny of the nation and the youths will be better equipped if their education is entrenched on innovation and new technology.
Tinubu said this at Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State.
He said: “Education is the light of a nation, the lamp that helps us see where we are and the path we must take to realize our greatness. To educate a generation is to secure that path and that greatness. Indeed, all of us must continue to do all within our capacities, individually and collectively, so that we can direct the ship of state with a steady helm and hand over a vibrant and strengthened nation to these young leaders assembled before us.”
“Our young people deserve the best of what we can give them. Founded in 2005, this university is dedicated to that excellent and correct purpose. We must all board the train of progress otherwise, it will pass us by. Our universities must embrace innovation and new technology so as to equip our talented youth with the skills for progress in the 21st Century. This way, we break the fetters of underdevelopment and expand the boundaries of economic, intellectual and moral growth.”
“And finally, to you young people, you have much to learn. Some of the learning will be in the classroom of this university, some will be in the classroom of life. Never stop learning. Yet, you also have much to offer. Do not be afraid to dare to be great. You are the destiny and true greatness of this nation. Never forget it.”