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JABU to honour legislator on service to nation

By Guardian Editor
26 January 2023   |   3:22 am
Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) has concluded plans to honour Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Sen. Michael Bamidele, as one of the recipients of Honorary Doctorate Degree (honoris causa) at the varsity's 13th convocation ceremony.

Sen. Michael Bamidele,

Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) has concluded plans to honour Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Sen.Michael Bamidele, as one of the recipients of Honorary Doctorate Degree (honoris causa) at the varsity’s 13th convocation ceremony.Slated to hold on Friday, the varsity said the honours was for Bamidele’s meritorious and patriotic service to the Nigerian nation.

According to a letter addressed to Bamidele by the Registrar of the faith-based University, Dapo Adeniyi, said: “As part of the plans towards the 13th Convocation Ceremonies of our university, I write to notify you that you have been considered to receive a prestigious University doctorate degree (honoris causa) at the event, which is scheduled to hold in January, 2023. Your undeniable contributions, relevance to nation building and leadership in Nigeria, as well as world at large are some of the reasons for nominating you for our prestigious honorary degree.”

Bamidele, currently the Chairman of Southern Senators Forum, was a Member of the 7th House of Representatives and three-term member of the Lagos State Executive where he served under Governors Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola, between 2000 and 2011.

He is a Lawyer and Counsellor-at-Law of the State of New York, USA and a Notary Public of Nigeria.

Bamidele graduated with honours in 1986, from the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife with a Bachelor of Arts degree and subsequently, from the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree with honours, in 1990.

He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria), Chartered Institute of Management Consultants, as well as the Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration, Nigeria, among others.

He was a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research in the 7th National Assembly. He also served as the Chairman of the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO) between July 2011 and June 2015.

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