23 October 2017
By Chidiebere Ejike
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is assiduously working towards addressing infrastructural deficit in the country’s universities.
Buhari, who stated this in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, at the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined convocation ceremonies of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, at the weekend, also gave the assurance that the government would ensure full implementation of budgetary allocation to education in the fiscal budget.
The President called on the country’s universities and other tertiary institutions of learning to adjust to the demands of “modern day reality by repositioning themselves by encouraging good and impactful education.”
He said his government was not in a position to provide jobs for all graduates and they (graduates) must therefore be prepared and determined to engage in self – employment.
Buhari, who said the Federal Government was working hard to create enabling environment to create business opportunities among the citizenry, urged the people of the sub-region to legislate on ways to better the lives of the people of Africa.