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Utomi advocates entrepreneurship as option to save Nigeria’s economy

Nigerian economy

Pat Utomi, Professor of Economics, has urges youths to embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship to save the country from its dwindling economic growth.

Utomi observes that the situation in Nigeria today can be likened to that of the United States of America of old where graduates particularly youths help the country become present-day America.

Utomi while speaking at the 4th convocation lecture of McPherson University on the topic: “Saving capitalism from the capitalists” stated that graduation should be the beginning of a positive new life after several years of preparation on campus.

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The founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership, charged the graduates to carry out their God-given task of using available resources to create new enterprise.

Adeniyi Agunbiade, vice-chancellor of the university in his welcome address at the event said a total of 92 students from the institution graduated with different honours while 15 had first class.

He added that the overall best graduating student, Sunmisola Ibukun Osasona from the Department of Accounting with CGPA of 4.91, bagged eight awards and N310, 000 in prize money.

The institution also recognised the duo of Wilson Badejo, the University’s visioner and Israel Adu, its pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, with Honorary Degree awards.