The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, on Saturday, conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Science, alongside Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi at the convocation ceremony of Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.
The Alaafin of Oyo commended the university for the award, saying the honour would motivate him to contribute more to the country.
Emir Sanusi on his part at the 6th convocation of the Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, urged Nigerians not to elect leaders without quality education to public offices.
Sanusi said Nigerians had made mistakes in the past by electing leaders without education, who subsequently could not give quality education when they got into the government.
According to the Emir, “We have to take an interest in the quality of our leaders and representatives in the level of education. If you look around this country at many levels of leadership, we have elected and we have chosen to elect people who do not have education. And because they are not educated, they cannot give education.
“We need to lay more emphasis on the quality of people we elect to executive and legislative offices and we need to make sure that those to whom we entrust policy are themselves educated and know the value of education.
“Let us invest more in education and let us give up some of the privileges that we have such as the trillions we are spending subsiding petroleum products. That money should go into educating our young people.”
Vice-Chancellor, Nile University, Prof Huseyin Sert, said 21 students bagged First Class; 67 got Second Class Upper; 96 got Second Class Lower Division, and two persons got Third Class, making a total number of 365 students who graduated.