Nigeria’s Premier Private University, as part of its 17th convocation ceremony, the Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State will confer honorary degrees on prominent Nigerians such as former President Goodluck Jonathan, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi and Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, made it known that Oba Elegushi will be honoured for his contribution to national development and as a traditional and cultural icon.
“I am pleased to inform Your Royal Majesty that you have been nominated by Igbinedion University, Okada, for the conferment of Doctor of Public Administration degree at the University’s 17th convocation.
“This is in recognition of your outstanding contributions as a Traditional and Cultural Icon, Outstanding and Visionary Leader, Developmentalist, Generational Role Model and a National Builder,” the VC stated.
The Royal Icon, while accepting the nomination, stated that it was an honour to be selected by a university of high repute like the Igbinedion University for a honourary degree.
“It is heart-warming that a reputable institution of higher learning like Igbinedion University is recognizing our little efforts and contribution in improving the living condition of our people and promoting their peace-ful co-existence, regardless of our differences, for this, I am very grateful,” Elegushi stated.
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