| By Anayo Ezugwu |
LEAD City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, recently recognised the contributions of some outstanding Nigerians to youth and national development. At a three-day honourary award organised by the students of the institution, prominent young individuals who received awards were David Kole Ojo, a United Kingdom based lawyer, Henry Ojoye, publisher, Digest Magazine, Isaac Oluyi of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Timi Olagunju, a Lagos-based lawyer and Adejoke Layi-Babatunde of the LawBreed Foundation. Others were Bidemi Babalola, director, Youth Focus Initiatives, Gbenga Omisore, publisher, Youth Digest Africa magazine, Ishaya Ibrahim, a Lagos-based journalist, Seyi Gesinde, online editor, Nigerian Tribune and Solomon Olaniyonu, commissioner for education, Oyo State.
In his remark, Olufemi Onabajo, vice-chancellor of the university, said the Lead City University remained the best in Nigeria. “I keep telling my students that you are lucky to be in Lead City University. Lead City University is the best university in Nigeria. We are under reported but this is where the action is. We are best in the sense that we develop bold students, students that are bold to a fault, students that are not intimidated by whatever power, whether you are president or minister or commissioner,” he said.
On his part, Bill Essien, president, Lead City Voices, organisers of the event and Tunde Oseni, lecturer at the department of politics and international relations, said the essence of the programme was to mould students of the institution into leaders with great intellectual prowess.
— Apr. 28, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT