By Ohikwo Muhammad, Lokoja
Heads of tertiary institutions in Kogi State have been charged to evolve means of exposing students to practical, enterprenueral skills that would make them self-reliant in the future.
The State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello gave the charge in Government House, Lokoja while inaugurating new heads of the state-owned tertiary institutions as well as reconstituted governing councils.
Governor Bello who appreciated the management of the institutions for their efforts at fighting the menace of cultism on campuses across the state stressed the need for the youths to further imbibe entrepreneurship knowledge.
He maintained that his administration was committed to building a brighter future for citizens by investing in development of the educational system, noting that it is in fulfilment of this commitment that the sector got the highest allocation in this year’s budget.
Alhaji Bello urged management of the institutions in the state to discharge their responsibilities diligently to justify their appointments.
The Governor therefore enjoined the new heads of the tertiary institutions to commit themselves to building bridges of peace and unity noting that the academic environment should be the breeding ground for patriotic and industrious citizens.
Speaking on behalf of others, Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, now Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche, expressed their gratitude to Governor Bello for finding them worthy to serve.
She also promised the determination of her management to work harder until the institution improves in ranking among Universities in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.