By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY— GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has admonished graduating students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, not to lose hope in Nigeria but to continue to have faith in the nation irrespective of the imperfections created by its past leaders.
The governor, who made the plea during the 18th convocation of the university, weekend, assured that there was a future for the youths and urged them to contribute their quota to the growth of the nation.
He said: “Declare that in your time, Nigeria can make it. Do not allow those bad leaders, who destroyed the country to be your role model. Join forces like us, who are determined to build bridges of unity and let us unite to protect the diversity of the country.”
He advised them not to allow the few who acquired the wealth of the nation for their personal interest to undermine the system.
Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Cordelia Agbebaku, noted that the ceremony also featured the awards of first degrees and diploma certificates as well as the award of prizes.