The Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has advocated for proper funding of private universities so as enable them to realise the vision for which they were established.
The governor, who spoke during the 10th year anniversary and 7th convocation of Achievers University, Owo, urged Nigerians to be hopeful.
He said the economy would improve very soon.
Akeredolu hailed the Pro-chancellor, who is the lawmaker representing Owo/Ose Federal Constituency, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, for the vision and tenacity he displayed in founding and developing the university.
He advised the graduating students to put into practice the knowledge acquired at the institution and make it proud.
Akeredolu made a case for entrepreneur training for the students, to make them self-reliant rather than job seekers.
Ayorinde said: “For you, the future has started. I implore you to take whatever opportunity made available to you by the university to make a great future for yourselves.”
He praised the students for projecting the image of the school.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi, said the institution would partner foreign universities on international training for the benefit of the university
The institution honoured prominent Nigerians with honorary degrees.
They included Emeritus Professor David Adedayo Ijalaye, who was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa).
Others were Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, who was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa), Aishat Jibril Dukku, Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) and William Babatunde Fowler, Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa).
Three hundred and thirty-six students graduated with degrees.