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Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Lautechgossip(m): 12:54pm On Jan 16, 2017
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun have charged university graduates to dump their certificates and go back to farm, urging them to see agriculture as viable alternative to white collar job.

The governor said the call was necessary due to the menace of unemployment among Nigerian youths.

Aregbesola gave the charge while delivering a speech at the 6th Convocation Ceremony of Fountain University, Osogbo, adding that the present economic situation has shown Nigerians the need to encourage farming as the only alternative to crude oil.

He explained that there was no aspect of life that could do without agriculture, saying Nigerian graduates must henceforth stop searching for formal jobs that realistically remained elusive.

He called for productivity, resilience and hard-work among Nigerians, stressing that the present nation’s economy demands one to be self-employed.

Aregbesola noted that there is no other alternative to sustain Nigerian economy than to build and encourage requisite interest in agriculture and brace up with anything that could promote food security.

The governor maintained that all Nigerians, as a matter of urgency should invest in things that would enhance farming in the next five years if truly the nation was ready to overcome her present economic challenges.

Lamenting the glut in the global oil market, which has brought about dwindling revenues to all tiers of government, Aregbesola emphasised the need for massive participation in agriculture.

“There is need for us , especially our young graduand’s to lead the nation in promoting agriculture as the only realistic surviving alternative to economy.

“We must not but embrace farming because it is only agriculture that has direct links to all aspects of life.

“Nigeria has grown to the stage through which her food production capacity must be urgently expanded to meet the general needs of the citizenry and as well enhance exportation.

“The time to enhance productivity has come. We must all embrace productivity. We must produce whatever we desire to consume”, he added.

Congratulating the graduating students, Aregbesola charged them to adapt to the virtues they acquired from the institution.
He called on them to get prepared for the challenges ahead and life after university which he described as “challenging.”

“You must all prepare the challenges ahead especially at this period of over saturated tendencies of labour market. You need grim determination to succeed. You must be rational and critical in the application of the knowledge you have acquired”.

Aregbesola appealed to those who are perpetrating violence and criminality in the name of Islam to have a rethink, using the precious and reputable saying, “violence is directly antithetical to Islam.”

Earlier in his lecture, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, who is the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission(NUC)and the Guest Speaker at the event charged both private and public organisations in the country on the need to invest more in education.

He said the country has gone to a stage where education should be seen by all as a bedrock for national development, hence calls for the need to encourage participation in both basic and higher education.

He implored stakeholders in the private and public institutions in the country to rescue the nation from her present education backwardness as a matter of urgency, by establishing more universities.

Meanwhile, in his remarks, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdullateef Usman called for better funding of university education.

He said the country can only develop if proper attention is given by all towards the provision of quality education.

Prof. Usman called on government to further invest in education, saying doing this would save the country and as well serve as panacea to economic growth and development.

“Our governments must do more in educating citizens who are expected to pilot the future affairs of the nation.

“If we really want to develop capacity in quality education and churning out graduates equipped with required virtues, thus no stone must be left unturned in ensuring better and adequate funding.

“The governments are expected to do the needful by earmarking better funds to support education both in terms of academic infrastructures and finances”.

Prof. Usman congratulated the 128 graduating students, advised them to multiply the virtues acquired in the university as they go into the new world of challenges.

http://www.kikiotolu.com/2017/01/forget-your-university-certificates-go.html

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by temitemi1(m): 12:56pm On Jan 16, 2017
tell that to ur children embarassed embarassed

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by madridguy(m): 12:57pm On Jan 16, 2017
Which farm baba Kabiru?

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by abdoul88(m): 12:58pm On Jan 16, 2017
If that is what you want rather invest in agriculture and forget education. Why all the rubbish statements?

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by EMXTAN1(m): 1:04pm On Jan 16, 2017
4get ua d gov. come nd teach us hw to farm

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Nobody: 1:14pm On Jan 16, 2017
Asking graduates to dump their certificate and go into farming is unedifying.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by imhotep: 1:18pm On Jan 16, 2017
APC charlatans

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by tayoxx(m): 1:33pm On Jan 16, 2017
Werey re oooo

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by adedayoadedeji(m): 1:33pm On Jan 16, 2017
I am sure if most graduate knew this is how difficult it will be to get a job, they would have used the money spent to learn a trade and do something viable.

But like they say, "education is key"

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Nobody: 1:33pm On Jan 16, 2017
Hmm....

He does have a point....agricultural enterprises can make one rich, and can add value and jobs to the local community.

And if we were serious....it could be a forex earner for the country.

Don't write off Aregbe's advice....there is some wisdom in it. An office job is not the be all end all.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by adonbilivit: 1:33pm On Jan 16, 2017
I agree with him...after his children tho

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by ammyluv2002(f): 1:34pm On Jan 16, 2017
temitemi1:
tell that to ur children embarassed embarassed

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by XXLDICK(m): 1:34pm On Jan 16, 2017
imhotep:
APC charlatans

What a very foolish comment.

This leaders are raping the masses irrespective of their party and you are here screaming the divide one is.

Can you tell me how PDP is faring in Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa...

Which ever party they are, they don't care about us.
Mention just one good enough leader from PDP, APC or any other party.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by petrov10: 1:34pm On Jan 16, 2017
apc led state govt have succeeded in ruining osun state
only an Apc person will be this senseless

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by chi4ik(m): 1:34pm On Jan 16, 2017
his children should go back to farm... God will punish all these old fools called our leaders that are frustrating Nigerians. who farming don epp?

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Rick9(m): 1:34pm On Jan 16, 2017
Ok
Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by soath(m): 1:34pm On Jan 16, 2017
Let's start with your children.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by petrov10: 1:34pm On Jan 16, 2017
adonbilivit:
I agree with him
zombies will agree with anything my guy

y don't you tell him to send his daughter wearing 600,000k loboutin to the farm eh? abi na only u be suffer head

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Agimor(m): 1:35pm On Jan 16, 2017
So everybody should go into agriculture because the government has failed in it's responsibility to provide jobs.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Nobody: 1:35pm On Jan 16, 2017
Aregbe the failure!
It's obvious our so-called leaders are air-headed, dull and idea-less when they keep hammering on a revolutionary return to agriculture as if that is the only thing a person can do to live well. It's time for this Osun monster to accept that he has failed his people, just like his cousin Buhari did in Mali.
http://www.areliablesource.xyz/buhari-finally-accepts-failure-invites-france-to-take-over-the-management-of-nigerian-economy/

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by darocha1(m): 1:35pm On Jan 16, 2017
Our S/w governors have gone mad

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by ammyluv2002(f): 1:35pm On Jan 16, 2017
adonbilivit:
I agree with him
And why is he the governor? Why not resign and become a farmer embarassed

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by biggerboyc(m): 1:35pm On Jan 16, 2017
Nothing wey we no go hear. Then he should close down the school to prove his point. Or what use is school when the advise that comes out of his mouth is trash.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by adewumiopeyemi(m): 1:35pm On Jan 16, 2017
ok can someone help me ask the governor wether he have a land he want to give to us to farm or make we go farm for his house

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by repogirl(f): 1:35pm On Jan 16, 2017
Hope his children are also dumping theirs to go back to the farm also.

Which farm sef does he want people to go to? Is the government now dashing people free land like how they want to do for their cows?

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by ziddy(m): 1:36pm On Jan 16, 2017
Aregbe is insane!

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by darocha1(m): 1:36pm On Jan 16, 2017
Our s/w governors have gone beyond mad

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Dongreat(m): 1:36pm On Jan 16, 2017
When first world countries and serious developing countries are busy giving grants to students for research, subsidizing education and promoting innovation because they know the everlasting values of education and educated nations, one failure who is unable to pay salaries despite having funds and even being bailed before with huge funds is saying the opposite and proud about it. A governor who can't boost of one achievement except the purchase of a private helicopter (which is still n achievement) is still unashamed to talk. Lucky him that an average Nigeria (which is majority) is uneducated about democracy and ignorant about their rights else he would have been in orange uniform, getting his ugly behind destroyed without differentiating between a yawn or whisper when he fart.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Firefire(m): 1:37pm On Jan 16, 2017
Imagine...


Aare OniGbese is deranged.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by wandeay: 1:37pm On Jan 16, 2017
Oya I want to go back to farm, give me all the needed facilities including land, if possible, a replica of farmer's working condition in the Western world.

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Re: Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back To Farm – Aregbesola by Judolisco(m): 1:37pm On Jan 16, 2017
Is Dat why u close d university for close to eight months now are ur children farming

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