He made the statement on Saturday during the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th combined convocation of Federal University Wukari in Taraba state and admonished the students to engage in innovative ideas that will fetch and source them income and also grow the economy of the country as he cited Sadam Aliyu of Kano and Kamal Hassan for their innovative ideas.
While addressing the graduates, he urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution and the country at large, adding that they should engage in meaningful ventures that would aid the development of the country by taking advantage of opportunities that technology has presented such as Paystack, Flutterwave etc.
“Dear graduands, I urge you to see the various challenges in our environment as opportunities for the creation of solutions. We are a nation with a rapidly expanding population with attendant human sustenance needs.”
“You must take full advantage of the knowledge and skills you have acquired to innovate and create, be productive and make adding value your motto.”
“Government is ready and willing to support initiatives that would create wealth, jobs and opportunities. This is why we have established initiatives such as the N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund and the CBN’s Creative Sector Fund.”
“It is why President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the investing in Digital and Creative Enterprises (iDICE) programme, an over $600million programme that will support young tech and creative sector entrepreneurs through the provision of finance, skills development and infrastructure.”
“You all are an integral part of a great future already buzzing to happen; go, don’t hold back.”
At least 104 out of 3,897 graduating students of the Federal University WUkari in Taraba State were awarded first-class degrees.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jude Rabo said the 104 students have distinguished themselves both in terms of quality and performance. According to him, the institution was committed to generating knowledge for reserach and development and would continue to create more for the university and its academic staff across the world.