By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN—The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Osun State University, Yusuf Ali (SAN), has appealed to philanthropists to assist in the effective funding of tertiary institutions in the country in order to secure the future of the nation.
Ali, who said this in the address he delivered at the formal opening and unveiling of Osun State University Access Road, commended the Chancellor of the university, Dr. Folorunsho Alakija, for making the dreams of the university access road come to reality by donating N250 million, more than 60 percent of the money needed for the project.
In her remarks, Dr. Alakija, who said her gesture was prompted by the fact that education was the bedrock of any nation, urged other well meaning Nigerians to also assist.
In his address, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who declared the access road opened, named it after the Chancellor, and appealed to other well meaning and kind-hearted Nigerians to support government in funding education.