The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called on Nigerian youths and students not to see excellence in academic performance and better life accomplishment as unachievable but a result of determination and deep commitment.
The governor stated this while receiving the 2015 best graduating student of the University of Ibadan, Dr. Sodiq Olayinka, at the Government House in Osogbo.
Sodiq Olayinka who emerged the best student at the University of Ibadan having clinched all the Departmental and Faculty awards and prices before emerging overall best student, was accompanied by the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi
Olayinka, a graduate of the Department of Vertinary Medicine hails from Iragbiji in Boripe Local Government area of Osun, the twenty three year old set a new record of eight distinctions, a feat that has never been achieved in the sixty seven years existence of the University of Ibadan.
Aregbesola described Dr.Olayinka as a shinning and worthy example worthy of a role model for any serious minded student anywhere in the world.
“You are a brand new academic giant and setting a record in the life of the existence of the University of Ibadan, eight distinctions is an indication that nothing is impossible for a determined personality.
“Dr. Sodiq Olayinka Olamide’s rare feat is by all intent an inspiration to all students in Iragbiji his home town, State of Osun and Nigeria, as well as an encouragement to people who are desirous of emulating your new record,” he stressed.
Aregbesola noted that the emergency of the 2015 best graduating student who hails from Iragbiji has proved to the whole world that distinctions, success and academic Excellence are not limited to a place or environment.
Also speaking, the Chief of Staff to the Governor Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola said the feat of Dr. Olayinka is an example of what a disciplined child should be.
Oyetola who is also from Iragbiji said, “Your recognition and feat of the 2015 best graduating student of the University of Ibadan came at a time when some students have gone astray at tender age, some disgracefully impregnated putting a stop to their academic pursuit, I congratulate you.”
In his remarks, the Aragbiji of Iragbiji Oba Abdul Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi applauded the progressive steps of Governor Aregbesola in all sectors assuring that posterity will place him on the positive side of history.
The honoree who expressed appreciation to the governor for receiving him and for the honour assured of his readiness to contribute his own quota to the development of the state of Osun.
He encouraged his colleagues that with determination, prayers and fear of God the sky is the beginning for serious minded people.