Prioritize Education, Invest In Our Youth, To Curb Brain Drain, PFN President, Wale Oke Charges Tinubu


•••As PCU Ibadan Honours Macaroni, Others

The National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Bishop Francis Wale Oke, who also doubles as the Chancellor of the Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan (PCU) has over the weekend charged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to invest more in the youth of the country to put a stop to the brain drain syndrome among the youths.

The PFN President also advised President Tinubu to prioritize the education sector of the country, as well create enabling environment for businesses to thrive.

Bishop Wale Oke gave this advise while addressing journalists shortly after the 2nd Convocation ceremony of the Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan.

In his words, Prophet Wale Oke said, “I want to admonish the government of the Nigeria to please invest in the youth, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should please make it a priority not just to appoint youth ministries, we appreciate you for that, but please invest in the youth, invest in their education at every level.”

“By investing in youth, you are creating job opportunities for them, by doing so, you’re creating enabling environment for them which they can start their businesses, when we do that, Nigeria will be great and not just at the federal level but at the state and local government level. If government at all levels can prioritize the welfare of our youths and their education and also create enabling environment for their businesses to thrive, Nigeria will be a great country for all of us.”

“Our youths are getting out of the country in high rate on daily basis, if we can create enabling environment for them, they will stay and contribute a lot to the development of our dear country, because we have the best in science, best in medical and other fields doing well in foreign countries, we need to find a way of drawing them back to our country so they can contribute to the growth of our economy, the western world are taking advantage of us, let the government of Nigeria rise up and invest in the youth and make the nation look more attractive to the children so they can stop going aboard, where they’re just second class citizens.”

“These youths want to stay in their fatherland but they’re scared of insecurities, no job and they won’t be happy where one dollar will buy more than one thousand, so government should invest in the youth, empowerment their business and let stop harassing them, let treat these youths with respect and give them attention because the future belong to them.” Prophet Wale Oke said.

In his address, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Julius Kola Oloke said, “The state government has continued to provide the enabling environment for the peaceful existence and development of the university. We remain forever grateful and still solicit for future support and positive intervention that the government may deem fit.

He further charged the graduating students to be a good ambassadors of their parents and their alma mater.

He said, “the graduating students, may I reiterate that to whom much is given, much is expected. Never take for granted to the solid academic training you have received and harmonious relationship that you have developed with God. I therefore charge you to go and bear good fruits. Being to deploy the good ideas you have been nursing for meaningful contribution to humanity, and the development of yourself and that of your society. Be good ambassador of your parents and their great citadel of learning. Let it be seen and known in all ramifications that you have been nurtured for excellence in the the fear of God.”

The best graduating student of the institution Miss Mojolaoluwa Oluwatimilehin Salami with CGPA of 5.00 received mouth watering gifts.

Among notable Nigerians that were awarded with the Honorary Doctorate Degree Awards of the university were the skit maker, Mr. Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, Mr. Samson Olukayode Taiwo, Mr. Ayokunnu Ibukun Ojeniyi, Mr Olaoluwa Ayobami Adegoke.


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