President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has admonished tertiary institution of learning to produce graduates who will play critical roles in nation building.
President Tinubu gave the admonition on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at the second convocation ceremony of Admiralty University of Nigeria, ADUN, Ibusa, Delta State.
The President who was represented by Mrs Stella Ugochukwu, a Director in the Federal Ministry of Education, commended ADUN for running an uninterrupted academic calendar during the outbreak of the COVID-19 which culminated into the success recorded in the release of the institution second set of luminary leaders for the convocation ceremony.
He said that universities; “should build leaders that will play critical roles in our national life
“This administration is committed to the welfare of the teaching and none teaching staff.
“We will continue to pay attention to quality education of our youths who are future Leaders of tomorrow.”
In his address, the governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori who was represented at the occasion by his Deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme, charged institutions of higher learning to pay priority attention to human capital development.
He said; “We give priority attention to human capital development.
“Yes, Artificial Intelligence is currently taking the centre stage across the globe, but the core essence of the continuous existence of Artificial Intelligence revolves round human capital, especially those exposed to technologically centred learning.
“Let me assure you that the seamless relationship between the state government and Admiralty University will continue to grow, I am particularly impressed by the modest progress this institution has made in the short span of its existence, especially in the telecommunication industry.
“I congratulated the graduands for being able to come this far to attain the height, which is being celebrated today and charged them to think outside the box and be worthy ambassador of the institution.
“I sincerely hope you are all ready for the challenges ahead, because Information and Communication Technology currently rules the world.
“You should be proud alumni of this growing and respected institution; please, go out there and do exploits so that by your fruits, this citadel of learning will remain acceptable and respected among the comity of universities both in Nigeria and overseas,” the governor said.
Earlier on in his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Paul Omaji, posited that, “in ADUN, integrity and respect for hard work is our guiding principles.”
He disclosed that graduates of the University, from the faculties of Arts, Management and Social Science were prepared to face the challenges of the society.
While in a brief remarks, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, noted that, the NIGERIAN NAVY is committed to the well-being, development and progress of Management, Staffs of Admiralty University of Nigeria which is Baby of the NIGERIAN NAVY.
He opined that, ADUN is now a public University with the ADUN Acts 2022 being accented to by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and is fully prepare to train youths who can be solutions provider to the Nation’s social and economic challenges.