Arrangement is concluded for the conferment of honourary doctorate degrees by two premier private universities, Oduduwa University, Osun State and Igbinedion University, Edo State.
Oluwo of Iwoland
Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu in Osun State will on 10th November, 2018 confer the honour on Oluwo while Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, will confer the Honorary Doctorate degree on the Oluwo of Iwo, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi on 24th of November, 2018 at her 16th convocation ceremony.
A statement by the monarch’s press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, tagged the award as “The Human Prize of Service” saying that the best reward is an exclusive asset of God. The doctorate honours are challenge for me to serve more with my resources. Traditional rulers are not far from failures should we fail to improve our peoples standard. The hope on us a closest leader to grassroot is high, hence, the dare must for us to commit our strength to the improvement of our people”
The choice, according to the two universities managements , is in acknowledgement of a throne committed to serving humanity and his contribution to academic excellence in Nigeria. The school added “The award is in recognition of your outstanding contributions as a traditional and cultural icon, outstanding and visionary leader, developmentalist, general role model, and national builder”.
Reacting to the double honours, Oluwo said his under 3years reign as Oluwo is just the tip of the iceberg, describing the award as a challenge to do more.
” The reward for hard work is more work. My less than three years on throne is a definition of a life committed to serving humanity. When you serve, you become a leader and a rallying point”
” I will continually ensure the hope in Nigeria education. I give scholarship to both public and private universities students. I donate learning materials to ensure optimum learning and teaching techniques in out higher citadel of learning. There is a challenge on me to do more I will not relent”
Oba Akanbi appreciate the two schools managements for considering him worthy, pledged to double his interest at ensuring more productivity of the institutions and Nigeria educational standard at large.
The honour will be the 4th of it kind to be bestowed on Oluwo of Iwo.