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The University of Nigeria (UNN) has honoured four eminent Nigerians with Honorary Doctorate Degrees for their outstanding contributions to the development of the larger Nigerian society.
The Doctorate Degrees (Honoris Causa) were awarded at the peak of the institution’s 49th Convocation on Saturday.
Those honoured included: the Managing Director, Future Concerns, Mr Anthony Uzoma Oguike, an Engineer and the Chairman and CEO of Oriental Energy, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi; the Group Executive Director of Obijackson Group of Companies, Nnenna MaryAnn Obiejesie and Professor Jacob Olupona, a Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.
“It is worthy of note that Mrs Nnenna Obiejesi, Anthony Oguike and Professor Jacob Olupona are alumni of the University of Nigeria” Professor Charles Igwe, Vice-Chancellor of the UNN said in his address.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that one of the awardees, Anthony Uzoma Oguike, was said to have demonstrated his passion for national development by empowering the youth through mentorship and business support.
Oguike had held several seminars and leadership summits for students of the University of Nigeria where he used the story of his trailblazing in business, through the Future Concerns Group, to inspire the youth for greatness.
He had equally made serial donations to the University of Nigeria to make teaching and learning easy for students and staff.
He had built modern restrooms to serve the students, donated solar panel to power a section of the Faculty of Engineering and donated project vehicle to enhance students’ field trip experience.
‘I am grateful to Oguike who has built and furnished a two-story building to serve as the office building for our new Department of Biomedical Engineering,’ the VC added in his address.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK