There was an uncommon silence on the forty second convocation of the Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile Ife, Osun State, on Friday when the demise was introduced of a primary-class graduate, Bibilari Elebuibon.
Elebuibon, who was the very best in Yoruba Language within the College of Arts, was stated to have died in an accident in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, in July 2016.
It grew to become a harvest of tears amongst his colleagues and a few others current when his title was known as by the dean of his school, Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti, for a prize and the college’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, stepped ahead to name for a minute silence in his honour.
Studies stated the deceased, who was among the many sixty six first-class graduates, was a son of a well-liked Ifa priest in Osogbo, Chief Yemi Elebuibon.
Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari had mentioned the unemployment charge in Nigeria is now worse than it was a couple of 12 months in the past.
The President, who mentioned this on the forty second convocation of the establishment, referred to as on the non-public sector to enrich the efforts of the federal government in offering jobs for Nigerians to bridge the hole.
The Chancellor of the OAU, who can be the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Ooni of Ife, who can be the Chancellor of the College of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Deputy Governor of Osun State, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, had been among the many dignitaries current on the ceremony.
The President, who was represented on the ceremony by the Govt Secretary of the Nationwide Universities Fee, Prof. Adamu Rasheed, stated his administration was working onerous to make sure extra Nigerian youths had been productively engaged.
He mentioned, “In September, 2016, our unemployment price reached a excessive worth of 17.9 per cent as in comparison with 9.9 per cent the earlier yr. I intend to remind you that though this administration is doing its finest to supply jobs for the teeming inhabitants of Nigerian youths, our efforts nonetheless must be complemented by the non-public sector.
“Now we have been bringing on board a number of entrepreneurship initiatives to create an enabling setting for job creators to not solely thrive, however excel.
“Promotion of native merchandise, encouragement of export markets, tapping of indigenous uncooked supplies, and many others., are a few of the avenues for this to function. As recent graduates with invigorating concepts, you’re inspired to ahead your proposals below the suitable parastatals and businesses.”===================================
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