The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that sound and qualitative education is a good weapon that can deliver a country from poverty and ignorance. Tinubu, who spoke in Ado Ekiti at the 10th anniversary and 7th convocation ceremony of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti(ABUAD), noted that education is the light that can lead any nation to greatness and development. At the convocation, 99 students made First Class, with four of them being students sponsored through Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Tinubu, in his speech said, “education is the light of a nation and ignorance, its darkness. Only with that light can we hope to see where we are and to discover the path we must go to realize our greatness as a nation. “To educate a generation is to secure the future. Thus, it is indeed my honour to be here with you for this university stands as a shining beacon, casting the light of education upon our nation and its people.This university serves as a vital piston in the machinery of national progress. Our young people deserve and require quality education that will unlock their utmost potentials. This will engender critical thinking and build their capacities for self and national development’’.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe and an entrepreneur and Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Green Energy International Limited, Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe, were honoured with honorary Doctor of Letters(LLD) .