Ooni identifies secret to greatness
The Chancellor of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu Ile-Ife, Osun State, Chief Ramon Adedoyin has expressed the urgent need for, ”men of wisdom, foresight and of sterling character to save Nigeria from corruption in high places, avarice, abject and dehumanizing poverty, snobbish and tainted estimation of ostentatious life style, in a pauperized society.”
Adedoyin said this in his remark during the closing of the 4th Convocation ceremonies of the university where 293 first degrees students graduated, while 29 had First Class, just as the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, spoke on the secret to achieving greatness.
He called for men of goodwill and conscious foresight who align their thoughts and resources to give the despondent masses a joyous daybreak to the apparent, long night of agony, anguish, travails and pangs of poverty, stressing: “We need to give them a beacon light of hope and good governance which will assuage hunger, anger and depression”.
The Chancellor added that the urgent need to save our people from the torture of hunger became imperative because of the ravage of diseases, the trauma of insecurity and the burden of despair precipitated by unemployment and economic mismanagement.
“It is our collective responsibility to bail, Nigeria out of her precarious predicaments”, he said. The chancellor also harped on the need for education,saying that,” Education is the bedrock of every society and an indispensable tool for the upliftment of humanity, advancement in every society,education is no more a mere luxury but a necessity for the transformation of every society in all ramifications.”
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi, who also graced the occasion expressed appreciation towards the effort of Adedoyin for establishing the university even as he admonished the students to think of the next step to take in life. The monarch also said that the journey to greatness had begun and encouraged them to be focused, steadfast and enduring so as to succeed in life.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nwoke Chibuzo, in his speech, announced that the institution had been granted full license by NUC to run post-graduate courses. He hinted that the development of College of Environmental Design and Management and the College of Engineering and Technology were in progress, stressing: “Currently, the students population is in the neighbourhood of 4000. “