The Kwara State University will on the 27th of November, 2018 honor three special personalities for their heart-felt contribution to humanity at a special convocation ceremony by the university.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah said the former Ghanaian President, John Kufor; CEO and founder of GTBank, Tajudeen Adeola and an Ilorin Dadakuade exponent, Aminu Jaigbade will be honored.
The VC said that the recipients were picked based on their contribution to humanity and not due to their contribution to the university.
“We are rewarding individuals that have carried out selfless service to the society in line with the values that guide us as an institution. Kufor as former Ghanaian President is a unique African leader that did so much for the continent.
“He brought in a system that allowed his people have trust in democracy and even as a former president, he still serves his people with dignity.
“So, he deserves all the accolades Africa can give, so he will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration,” the VC stated.
The VC added by saying that Adeola of GTBank represented the institution’s virtue of creating something from almost an impossible situation. He said the bank has been revolutionary as they started few years ago and instantly spread across all other banks and has been making waves since then.
The VC concluded by saying that Jaigbade has demonstrated total commitment to culture, tradition and values, which align with the institution’s vision that indigenous values should not contradict modernization. He said Jaigbade will be conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Literature.
According to NAN, the special convocation is the first in the school’s history since its establishment in 2009.