“Be suspicious of those who speak of the good old days; they are probably suffering from memory loss. Your own days are the best days yet.”
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo made the statement today, Thursday at a lecture he delivered: titled: Africa Centres of Excellence in African Universities: A Veritable Catalyst for Nation Building and Development, during the 23rd Convocation of the Lagos State University.
Professor Osinbajo quoted Fareed Zakaria, the CNN journalist, who told a Harvard graduating class in 2012, “that the smartphone you have in your hands, has more computing power than the Apollo space capsule that went to the moon. That is to demonstrate to you that you have more in your pockets today, more in your hands today, much more technology than was available when the Apollo spacecraft landed on the moon.”
Osinbajo told the students that they were not by any means disadvantaged, saying: “you are graduating at the most advanced moment in human history. The challenge for you and for which I am confident you are prepared is to make your own contributions, to make your own times better now and in the future.”