Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday said that the performance of the nation’s economy was a function of the quality of education its managers received in various institutions in the country.
Fashola said this on Monday while receiving top management staff of the University of Lagos at the Government House, Alausa-Ikeja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team was led by Prof. Rahman Bello, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor.
Fashola said that Nigerian leaders were as good as the education they got, because there was a direct relationship between universities and leadership.
He noted that there had been a disconnect between universities’ curricula and the needs of the country.
The governor advised universities to start offering courses tailored to the country`s developmental needs, saying that would adequately address the problem.
Earlier, Bello thanked the governor for transforming facilities in the institution during the last National Sports Festival, hosted by the state.
He also appreciated Fashola’s support during the burial arrangements of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof Adetokunbo Sofoluwe.
Bello appealed to the governor to expedite work on the ongoing rehabilitation of the canal at the University, to prevent gully erosion in the area.
He said that the University was a stakeholder in waterfront infrastructure and urged the Lagos State Government to include the institution in its waterfront development plans.