Oyegun said, “We took over this nation in such a bad shape. What any of us never calculated would ever happen started happening. The price of crude (oil) collapsed in a very precipitate manner, such that it did not give anybody time to plan or develop a fall-back situation.
“Yes, things are bad. Yes, things are hard. Yes, Nigeria are groaning. But we have a President, who rather than (bring) plastic solution, has decided to make himself, and virtually all the governors the sacrificial lamb in establishing a foundation for a totally different nation.
“It is hard work and it is a tough work. In the period, it is going to be a lot of pains and we are already in it. We cannot solve all the problems because he (president) has a four-year term. Our prayer is that God will give him enough strength because he is one of the people who have the sacrificing courage to take the kind of decisions that are vital and necessary. He has the kind of discipline that Nigeria needs to progress. Yes, it is hard time. But I have no doubt that the future is very bright.”
The chairman of the occasion and former Vice- President, Atiku Abubakar, was represented by the Pro- Chancellor of the university, Dr. Umar Mustapha.