L-R: Guest Speaker, Chief Goodie Ibru and the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatuji-Bello at the 2022 Distinguished Personality Lecture Series of the Lagos State University, Ojo.
Nigerin Universities have been asked to expose their students to sound entrepreneurial trainings that will equip them with the right skills that will enable them to use their brains and hands to develop innovations that will better the lot of the country.
A legal luminary and business man, Chied Goodie Ibru gave the advice at the 2022 Distinguished Personality Lecture series of the Lagos State University.
He said that there were great opportunities Nigerian Youths could tap into to better their lots in the country if they had the right skills and knowledge that could make them entrepreneurs.
He stressed that those that drive the economy of the world today were not only academically sound, but had the capacity to solve problems in their localities.
Chief Ibru said it was high time Nigerian school graduates should be empowered with relevant entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to create employment for themselves and others.
He therefore, advised the federal government to invest more in the education sector so that the nation’s educational sector would have all that it needed to produce graduates that would add value to the nation’s economy.
Chief Ibru also appealed to federal and state governments to create more technical based educational institutions across the country and fund then adequately so that Nigerian youths would be exposed to technical and vocational skills needed to address the nation’s technical problems.
In an address, the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello said already her University had been doing a lot in the area of impacting enterpreneural knowledge in the students.
She said that with the reality on ground, that no nation could build its economy without investing the right knowledge in its citizens particularly, the youths so that they would be able to create wealth for themselves and their country, universities could not afford not to fall in line with this reality by providing the right training for their students.
She however, advised the Nigerian Youths to invest their time on productive activities that would add value to them and the society at all times.