Nigeria must prepare for post-oil years - Kwara Gov
Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq called for adequate preparation for Nigeria to survive in the post-oil years which he said could be nearer than expected, calling for better attention to technical education, agriculture and enterprise.
Gov Abdulrasaq made this known at the 26th Convocation Ceremony of the Kwara State Polytechnic in Ilorin, the state capital.
He noted that the whole world is preparing for post-oil years and this means we must consciously prevent ourselves off the unhelpful addiction to the oil wealth. We must promote skills acquisition, agribusiness, and enterprise.
The Governor was represented at the event by the Secretary to the State Government Prof Mamman Saba Jibril.
He described as lacking depth earlier suggestions that Nigeria should scrap Polytechnic education, saying that the coming post-oil years open the window for institutions offering technical education to redirect the country to the path of sustainable growth and self-reliance.
Earlier in his address, the Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic advise the graduands to represent the institution well and contribute their respective cotters toward the development of the nation