Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Friday claimed that Nigeria’s premier varsity, University of Ibadan “unarguably” remains the best educational institution in the African continent.
The governor said this at the maiden General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture held at the Trenchard Hall in the university.
He said, “Unarguably, University of Ibadan remains the best in Africa. It is a world class training institute for postgraduate studies. It has graduated reputable and renowned Africans.
“It is known for human capital development and has above all, been supportive to Oyo State Government in our educational programmes”.
Speaking further, Ajimobi described Abubakar as “a man of peace, integrity and honour” who handed over power to the civilian government in 1999 peacefully. Daily Post reports.
He also seized the opportunity to officially declare his intention to contest for Oyo South Senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections.
Ajimobi was the lawmaker representing the senatorial zone between 2003 and 2007 under the Alliance for Democracy.
He said, “You know, I am running for the Senate. So, I went to Abuja for the screening exercise of our party and just returned yesterday”.