As the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, was installed the Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State, the monarch has charged the youths to vigorously pursue their dreams.
Oba Ogunwusi during the weekend at the 45th convocation ceremony of the institution dedicated his appointment to the youths.
In his address, Oba Ogubwusi said: “It’s now a reality by virtue of what happened here today, I want to challenge all my fellow youths to pursue their dreams vigorously and with God on your side, you will all attain all your goals. If you do things in a forthright manner, your efforts will not go in vain for God himself will continually bless you.”
The monarch, who promised to represent youths across the country, assured them of his unflinching support needed to enhance their formidable force so that they can adequately make contributions to the greatness of Nigeria.
He spoke further: “We must be good example of our household, community and our country Nigeria. Let us come together in peace, I promise to support the youths beginning from Nsukka here in achieving their dream as well as to improve them to become a formidable force towards making Nigerian a great nation and I will not fail in the discharge of my duties as the Chancellor.”
President Mohammadu Buhari at the occasion congratulated the new Chancellor and expressed his confidence in Oba Ogunwusi’s ability to bring his wealth of experience in human and resource management to bear in UNN.
Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Gozie Anuka, President Buhari wished the Ooni a successful tenure as Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Eminent Nigerians awarded honourary doctorate degrees at the event include, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, business guru, Prince Arthur Eze, Justice Justice Eze Ozobu and Ambassador Godwin Alaoma, while a Professor of Fine and Applied Arts Professor Ola Oloidi and 18 other Professors were also honoured as Professor Emeritus.