Nigeria’s challenges: “Men and women build Dubai not spirits” – Osinbajo

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has encouraged new graduands of the Nigerian University of Technology and Management, (NUTM), to be innovators of solutions to Nigeria’s myriad of problems.

Prof. Osinbajo, stated this at the weekend, in his Keynote address to the founding class (2021) of the top-notch school of innovation and technology. After all, he said, “those who built Dubai are men and women, not spirits”.

The school, which focuses on nurturing leaders in Nigeria and Africa, is promoted by a former Industry, Trade & Investment Minister, Dr. Okey Enelamah.

According to the Vice President, “The most significant problems of this generation, especially in Africa, will require innovation in science, technology and the management sciences, especially entrepreneurship and innovative leadership, if we are to stand a chance of resolving them.”

Speaking at the institution’s maiden graduation ceremony of its flagship Scholars Programme, the Vice-President noted that the graduands of the NUTM programme have what it takes to be among those who would in the future provide solutions to national and global challenges in different sectors.

“We need to invent and produce cutting-edge AI applications for education, business, medicine and security. 

“We need to design the educational innovation required to train millions of children in or out of classrooms all across the country and on our continent, and provide the techniques for delivering opportunities in technology on a scale”, he emphasised.

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