TO THE UI CLASS OF 2016
Once more, I extend hearty felicitations to all our graduands for their academic attainments in this University. My special appeal to you is to be good ambassadors of this University wherever you find yourselves. As you leave Ibadan, I encourage you to take charge of your future. I know that with your intelligence, inspiration and ambition, you have what it takes to make your future a huge success. Our alumni and alumnae can be found holding top positions in every imaginable field. It is a great honour and privilege for you to join this prestigious hall of fame that includes a Nobel Laureate in Literature, countless technocrats, bureaucrats, business icons, enterpreneurs, politicians, recipients of the Nigerian National Order of Merit, Fellows of the various learned Academies, etc. Always remember that, ‘If it is from Ibadan, it must be of outstanding quality’. The joy of today will last forever.
God, in His infinite mercies, will continue to be with you in your future endeavours.