Pantami To Youths: Listen To The Words Of Elders



The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says Nigerian youths must take the words of their elders seriously in order to attain national growth.

Pantami gave the charge at the convocation lecture of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State on Friday. The lecture was titled, “Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Panacea for Unemployment.”

According to him, the youths need the mentoring of the elders in their communities for them to forge ahead in life.

The minister observed that most youths of today are unemployable owing to lack of skills. While saying that youths must work hard to get an award of certificate from schools, Pantami added that skills certification is an added advantage when it exist.

He noted that most young innovators in the world today have those who mentored them before rising to the top. He then encouraged the youths to be patient and persevere as they proceed on their life journey.

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The Chairman of the Convocation Lecture and the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin, Ogunoye III, observed the import of the lecture by the Minister, adding that the criticism against his Professorship status at a time, wasn’t necessary.

He charged Nigerian youths to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the technological sector, most especially Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The climax of the convocation lecture was the commissioning of a the new auditorium named after the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed.

Prof. Rasheed was assisted by Prof. Pantami alongside the Olowo of Owo to unveil the new auditorium.

Dr Ayorinde addressing the guests.

Speaking on the sidelines of the commissioning, the Pro-Chancellor of Achievers University, Dr Bode Ayorinde, disclosed that the over 3500 capacity auditorium was named after the NUC boss for his doggedness at the commission.

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