The Federal Authorities says the world wants extra youths with technological information to resolve world challenges.
The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Financial system, Dr Bosun Tijani, acknowledged this on the thirty third convocation lecture of the Federal College of Expertise, Akure on Thursday.
The minister acknowledged that for the nation to develop, there have been three key sectors that have to be recognized and improved upon – agriculture, manufacturing and servicing – which had been used to measure the Gross Home Product since 1980.
The minister, whose lecture was titled “Information and analysis as a basis for affluent economic system”, mentioned universities of know-how should rise extra to the challenges of technological development within the nation.
Tijani mentioned universities have to be creators of jobs by technological development, and urged college students to embrace self-investment.
He famous, ”With the extent of water physique we’ve got, fishery is just not rising, we rely on importation of fish.
“Monetary establishments have performed very nicely, however not as we anticipated them to have grown.
“We aren’t making use of information and innovation; we expect to fish like our forefathers did within the final years.
“Forestry is struggling the identical issues; coming to college is to not get levels solely, information have to be generated, disseminated in the best way it could advance the nation.”
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of FUTA, Prof. Adenike Oladiji, mentioned the event began final week and alluring the minister was a part of the actions lined as much as mark the thirty third anniversary.
Oladiji mentioned the convocation was to showcase the college as a citadel of information and pleased to have introduced the minister to Akure for the primary time.
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