By; Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra)
His Royal Majesty Da Jacob Gyang Buba, The Gbong Gwom Jos and Chairman Plateau State Council of Chiefs has been conferred with a Honorary Degree at the 12th Convocation ceremony of Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
The University graduated 7,731 students, which comprises of 6,641 first degree, 190 post graduate diploma, 674 Master’s degree and 227 Ph.D holders.
The Royal Father, who expressed his delight at the award, congratulated other distinguished persons that were also conferred with honorary degrees by the University, while commending the school for the sustained peace and infrastructural development in the school.
“Though this award does not attract financial consideration, its attendant recognition and privileges stand out. I commend the Vice - Chancellor and the entire University for the peace and security in the school and its continued infrastructural development”, Da Jacob Gyang Buba said.
His Royal Majesty, expressed gratitude to the federal government with its relevant agencies that have enabled the University to continue to make progress in all of its operations.
Pro-chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Alhaji Azeez Oladotum Bello in his speech hailed the graduants, who he said have laboured quite hard over the years to attain these heights.
Alhaji Bello recognized the efforts and sacrifice of parents, and guardians, who have borne their financial and other responsibilities for those years of study.
“I thank the benefactors of the University for their Philanthropist support of the University. I also thank the Federal Government for its support to the university that has made this achievement possible”, He concluded.
Vice Chancellor (VC) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Professor Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku in his address informed all at the convocation of his gladness that Mr. President, graciously approved Uni-Zik as one of the nine Universities drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country as he emphasized that his administration would not stop giving its best.
“As we are now in the concluding year of our administration, we are determined to make more positive impact”, Prof. Ahaneku promised.