Vice President Kashim Shettima has challenged graduates of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in Borno State of Nigeria, to embrace entrepreneurship and self-employment instead of waiting for government jobs.
Shettima gave the charge on Saturday at the 24th combined convocation ceremony of UNIMAID where he was also conferred with an honorary doctorate degree.
The VP said the era where graduates rely solely on the government for employment was over, adding that they must use their education and entrepreneurial skills to make a positive impact on society.
“Every success in life brings with it challenges. You are graduating today, our nation is faced with myriads of problems. I believe the university has adequately prepared you to contribute to proffering solutions to these problems.