Aregbesola To Don’s: Find Solutions To Nigeria’s Economic Problems
Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called on University scholars to involve in more research that would provide food and security to eradicate the economic crisis facing Nigeria. Aregbesola charged Nigerian Universities to embark on research capable of developing agriculture for food production and produce varieties of cattle to stop moving of herdsmen from one region to another that has caused crisis in the country.
Aregbesola made the disclosure on Wednesday in Osogbo, when members of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife paid him a courtesy visit in his office. Aregbesola said ” If hunger is eliminated from our land, then human beings will be normal. Hunger is the true definition of poverty and poverty is the great grandfather of all crisis in Nigeria.” He lamented the failure of Nigerian universities to use research development to address the nation’s socio-economic problems. He said further that “All the challenges we are facing in this country are due to scholarship problems.
Let universities engage in research and development as well as other scholarly programmes to proffer solutions to Nigeria’s problems.” “You have society totally unaffected. Universities must apply themselves with the society. There are so many glaring crisis in our society which the universities must address” he said.
Aregbesola who appealed to the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, State of Osun and other Nigerian universities to come up with solutions on matters and problem facing the country, decried the alarming rate of poverty in Nigeria.