President Muhammadu Buhari has berated many universities in the country for placing priority on money in the conferment of honourary awards on Nigerians.
Buhari said the ugly development is coming at a time the country is battling to entrench the culture of good character to help the rebranding efforts of the federal government.
The president made this disclosure at Federal University, Oye Ekiti FUOYE during the 2nd combined convocation ceremony held at the institution’s Hall.
Those who were honoured with honourary degrees included the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye, the cleric who saved 262 Christians from being killed by insurgents in Barkin Ladi in Plateau State, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi and Chief Guy Garguilo, a British national, who had mentored many Nigerians and rendered a lot of humanitarian services to the nation.
Buhari, represented by a Director at Tertiary Education Trust Fund Dr. John Ojo Olusola said, the government, will take pride in popular appeal to integrity and excellence.
The Chairman and the Pro- Chancellor of the university, Prof Tunde Samuel, warned that it would be a great disservice to the country for rumour peddlers and militant unionists to de-market the University for Primordial Gains.