Sultan, Obi Of Onitsha, Tinubu, Others Bag Honourary Degrees In ABUAD

Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) on Monday conferred honourary degrees on top individuals including the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar; the Obi of Onitsha Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe; and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

The dignitaries were honoured during the seventh convocation ceremony of the institution in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.

Sultan of Sokoto and Obi of Onitsha were decorated as Doctor of Letters while Tinubu was decorated as Doctor of Public Administration.

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During the reading of his citation, the Sultan of Sokoto is described as a serial honourary awardee who has received honourary degrees in over 10 universities. He is also the current chancellor of the University of Ibadan.

Tinubu was honoured by the institution for his political acumen and for being a true believer in federalism.

The honourary awardees were subsequently inducted into the alumni association of ABUAD.

Sultan Of Sokoto, Tinubu, Others Attend ABUAD Convocation Ceremony

Dignitaries including the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar; the Obi of Onitsha; the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; and former governor of Osun State Bisi Akande are currently in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital for the seventh convocation ceremony of Afe Babaloal University (ABUAD).

Founder of the University, Afe Babalola in his opening address recognised the dignitaries and lauded the strong values of the institution.

Governors present at the convocation include Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State; Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, who is represented by his deputy, Adebisi Egbeyemi.

Minister of the Federal Ministry of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Former Governor of Ekiti State Olusegun Oni; and top traditional rulers are also at the event.