At the 35th convocation ceremony of the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, gave the convocation lecture.
His topic of discussion was “Empowering Nigerian youths in the contemporary economy.”
When briefing the media on the events planned for the convocation on Thursday, the rector, Dr. Ibrahim Adedotun Abdul, revealed this.
According to him, three eminent Nigerians would be made fellows of the College.
“The personalities are Lady Doja Otedola, whose late husband, former Governor of Lagos State, Sir Michael Otedola, donated the land on which the Epe Campus of the College is situated free of charge.
She was a teacher and a committed civil servant when she was at the University of Lagos where she was nicknamed Madam Efficiency.
“Comrade Hassan Sunmonu, the first President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is an alumnus of the College and was a student union leader then.
He has made an indelible mark in the area of labour unionism in the country and on the continent.
“Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State is an accomplished public administrator. He has done well in the area of education in the state and even beyond.
With the three new fellows, the College will now have 39 since inception. We are organising a Fellows’ Night to honour these people.
“A breakdown of our list of graduands shows that 254 have distinction, 1,893 are in upper credit division, 3,940 in lower credit division and 1,630 in pass grade.
Abdul added that every step had been taken to ensure a hitch free convocation ceremonies and appreciated President Bola Tinubu for the support of the federal government to the college.