Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has called on Nigerians to
invest in the country’s education sector expressing belief that a
Nigerian university can one day emerge best in the world with proper
The governor made this remark while speaking with newsmen at the 12th
Convocation Ceremony of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. The
first family was in Ota on )Friday to celebrate one of their Sons,
Oluwarogbayimika Fayose who is one of the “Royal Set of Eagles”
released by the institution in 2017.
“I won’t condemn people for sending their wards to study abroad but I
have always believed the best could be gotten here in Nigeria. During
my first tenure as governor, I withdrew my sons from a private
school(Olashore International School) to SPEB public primary school in
Ekiti, an initiative of my then administration. My Sons graduated
from Nigerian Universities, I want others to emulate me, we have the
best here, we can choose to invest here”, Mr. Fayose said.
Governor Fayose said; “We talk and do. Whatever we say is what we
practice. Apart from the fact that none of children attended schools
abroad, I have never travelled out of the country for Medicare.
He said; Even though views of people like us might not be popular
among the powers that be because we say the truth and act the truth,
we won’t stop telling them what they do not like to hear and one of
such is that the only way to improve the standard of education in the
country is for children of holders of public office to experience what
children of ordinary Nigerians are experiencing in schools in the
The governor, who earlier expressed appreciation to God and the
University for adding value to life of the graduand urged Nigerian
graduates to take advantage of the opportunities they were exposed to
in transforming Nigeria to a better place.
He said, “As a parent, we are fulfilled. Graduating from here is a
value added to his life, as the fourth son of the family and the third
to graduate from this University, it gladdens our hearts and we are
happy to identify with him, we thank God for his life and we thank the
University for helping us to train him.
“When you have certificate issued to you, it comes with character, I
urge modern day Nigerian graduates to make a sense out of the
certificate and the character and take advantage of the opportunities
they were exposed to so as to have a better tomorrow for themselves
and the future generations. I wish these graduands the best and pray
that the parents reap the fruits of their labour over them”.
Expressing delight, excitement and greatness at being a product of the
Covenant University, Mr. Rogba Fayose who said being a son of a
serving Nigerian governor added no extra pressure on him while in
school thanked his parents for their moral and financial support in
helping him achieve such feat. He expressed readiness at facing future
challenges as they come with God on his side.
Founded in the year 2002 by the General Overseer of the Living Faith
Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, Covenant
University according to a 2017 publication by the National
Universities Commission(NUC) is the best private university in