President muhammadu buhari has charge all higher institutions of learning to carry out research as part of the activities in campus nation wide.
Buhari stated this at the 50th convocation ceremony of the university of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu .
Buhari who was represented by the minister of state for education Mrs goodluck nanah oppiah congratulated the graduates and the honorary doctorate degree awardees,
It is common knowledge that research and innovation can grow the economy of a country faster than mineral deposits. May I, therefore, challenge all academics of this and other universities in the country to embark on the kind of innovative research that can help boost production and diversify our economy.
“As a first-generation university, the University of Nigeria is expected to lead the way in this all-important paradigm shift.
“I also challenge our universities to continue to emphasize training in entrepreneurship so that our graduates will be able to become job creators, instead of perennial job seekers,” he said.
“the issue of funding universities requires thinking outside the box and the cooperative effort of all, public and private sectors, alumni association, philanthropists, and well-meaning people.