Dr Temitope Fasoranti, an Executive Director with Zenith Bank Plc, has advised graduating students of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, to embrace technological innovation in solving problems confronting the country.
Fasoranti made the call on Thursday at the 13th Convocation Lecture of the university.
According to him, most of the breakthroughs in technological innovations were mostly driven by young people.
The top banker, who was the guest speaker at the occasion, urged graduating students to have a problem-solving mindset and see challenges as opportunities for innovation so as to actualise their future dreams.
“The world is expecting you to bring forth innovation. So challenge the existing order and seek better ways to proffer solutions through innovations,’’ he said.
Fasoranti, who spoke on “Technological Disruption and Tertiary Education: Redefining Learning for the Future, ” also implored students to be visionary and diligent, saying this would keep them on track.
“Do not be stuck in the past because the world is rapidly changing through technological innovation; so expand your knowledge frontier in order to be globally competitive, “he said.
He further advised the nation’s tertiary institutions to remain focused on addressing those challenges that had kept the country backwards in terms of global technological innovation.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Aderemi Atayero, said the institution creates a conducive environment in which students realise their potentials.
Atayero said that the institution was training their students to have the required skills needed to prepare them for the future.
“Teaching our students to learn is part of preparing them for solving the nation’s challenges,” he said.