By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in the advancement of education and contribution to the social economic development of Nigeria over the past five decades.
He disclosed this at the conferment of higher degrees at the 46th and 47th combined Convocation Ceremony of the University of Benin, Edo State.
Dr. (Mrs.) Ruqayyatu Gambo-Iliasu from the federal ministry of Education represented the president who is a visitor to the institution.
Buhari revealed that the federal government has not relented in finding solutions to the myriads of challenges facing Nigerian Universities as well the nation’s education sector, adding that efforts are being made to address them.
“Finally, I commend the commitment of the University of Benin Community, to the growth and development and by extension, Nigeria economy. Your service to our fatherland is greatly valued. I therefore charge you to place the overall interest of the University above tribal and personal interest and to strive at all times to justify the investment of government in this regard in this institution”.