Olu of Warri receives varsity’s officials, to get award
Eminent Nigerians, which include the Olu of Warri, HRM, Ogiame Ikenwoli I would be conferred with honorary degrees at the Benson Idahosa University (BIU) on July 8, 2017 during its convocation ceremony.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sam Guobadia, who disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the monarch’s palace in Warri, Delta State, said the decision was aimed at rewarding the royal father for his resourcefulness and championing the cause of his people.
According to Guobadia, the Olu will be conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.“As a community, we know you deserve this significant award because of your resourcefulness, which the throne is widely known for. You are the 20th Olu of Warri, you are a child of God, a man of peace and a widely-acknowledged bridge-builder that has led his people well.”
The royal father, in his remarks, described his recognition as a great honour. “I am indeed elated with this offer and promise to be there on the proposed date with my entourage.”
The Olu of Warri said he was particularly elated to be associated with the university Chancellor, Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa.“To me, this is a family affair, as I am a deeply involved member of the church. I am here to identify with you. Feel free to call for my assistance, and whatever that is within me to do or give, I will do,” he added.