Obasanjo reiterates importance of education towards national development

Obasanjo reiterates importance of education towards national development

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, August 7, said improving the quality of education in the country is a collective responsibility.

He stated this when he commissioned a N67.4 million Conference Centre at the Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State.

Commissioning the project at the institution’s premises, in Ota, Ogun state, Obasanjo; described the upgrading of the building from a multi-purpose hall to a conference hall as a remarkable feat.

Obasanjo commended the university community for building the centre for students to learn in a conducive environment; and also for the benefit of humanity.

The former President said that improving the quality of education and moving education forward was everyone’s responsibility; describing the facility as an effort towards making Bells University one of the best tertiary institutions in the country.

“Education is the collective responsibility of everybody; and by bringing resources together it would help the nation accomplish sustainable national development,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, commended the university community for the project; and also for making themselves available to assist the institution in infrastructure development.

Ojediran promised to interface with the forum for various purposes; while announcing that the institution’s forthcoming Matriculation and Convocation would be held at the centre.

“We shall use the multipurpose centre judiciously for human development,” he said.

Meanwhile, Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has berated former military President, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) over his excuse for annulling the June 12 election.

1st News had also reported that IBB had in an interview on Arise TV on Friday said he annulled the June 1993 presidential election to prevent a violent coup d’etat.

IBB claimed that he annulled the election to prevent instability in the country, also adding that he annulled the election in the best interest of Nigerians.

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He had said: “If it materialized (If the election had gone through), there would have been a coup d’etat which could have been violent. That’s all I can confirm.

“It didn’t happen, thank God for the Maradonic way we handled you guys in the society.”

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