Buhari urges research into Nigeria’s population growth
President Mohammadu Buhari has directed the National Universities Commission (NUC) to mobilize the university community to engage their intellectual prowess to make their highly valued input in providing answers to impending boost in Nigeria’ s population.
Buhari who noted that by 2050, Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world, said it is incumbent on Nigerian universities to begin research into and analyse the implication of the impending development.
The president as the Visitor disclosed this yesterday at the 22nd convocation ceremony of the University of Abuja.
Represented by the deputy director of NUC, Prof Chiedu Mafiana, he said he recognizes the unparalleled role of universities as catalyst of industrialization and as such urged the institutions to key into the activities of his government through the conduct of cutting edge research.
The university also awarded honorary degrees to the late Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman, Pastor W. F Kumuyi and Alhaji Dikko A. Aliyu, for distinguishing themselves in their respective endeavours and contributing greatly to the progress of the nation