The Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, (SAN), has raised the alarm that Nigerians are living in fear over the unending insecurity across the country.
Akeredolu stated this while receiving members of the Governing Board of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) led by its Chairman, Amb Godknows Boladie Igali, to his office in Akure, the State capital.
He lamented that, “The people are living in fear and something must be done urgently to address the situation and restore hope to the minds of the people.
Akeredolu emphasised the need to make the country livable for the people so as to harness their talents for national growth, saying,
“To achieve Nigeria’s goals for science and technological advancement, the country must be made conducive for living, particularly for the young ones”.
Speaking on open grazing, Akeredolu also emphasised the need for the country to embrace modern ways of animal husbandry, describing open grazing as old and now illegal in the State.
The governor described FUTA as one of the leading universities in the country, particularly in terms of research.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr. Godknows Boladie Igali, who was accompanied by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Joseph Adeola Fuwape, lauded the strides of Akeredolu.
He lauded the governor “for all the efforts that were put in to get the approval for the medical college. We will be able to get serious research into the medical science”, he said.
Igali reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the growth of science and technology in the country.