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OOU confers doctorate on Aig-Imoukhuede


Prof. Toyin Falola (left); Alake of Egbaland, Oba (Dr.) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo; Ogun State Governor and Visitor to the University, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Chairman, Coronation Capital,  Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; and Dr (Mrs). Ibukun Abiodun Awosika at the 27 th Convocation Ceremony of the University held in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State recently, where Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa was conferred on Aig-Imoukhuede.

In acknowledgement of his contributions to national and societal development, the governing council of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) has conferred Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa on Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede at the 27th Convocation Ceremony of the University held in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

During the ceremony, Prof (Mrs.) Mbang Femi-Oyewo, MFR, a former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University and Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), who presented Aig-Imoukhuede to the institution’s Governing Council for degree conferment noted that “the University only confers its honorary degrees on deserving and outstanding individuals, who are exemplary in their endeavours and have shown strength of character”.

She added that “as a symbol of the university’s recognition of Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede’s contributions to nation building and sustainable development, as well as our association with his vast achievements in the different facets of human endeavours, the University has found
him worthy of its Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa”.

Aig-Imoukuede, founder and Chairman of Coronation Capital Limited, an Africa-focused private equity and proprietary investment firm established in 2014, is a lawyer, investment banker, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

He is also founder of the Africa Initiative for Governance (“AIG”), a not-for- profit organization, established as a catalyst for high public sector performance; bringing leadership, funding and private sector innovation in a private-public partnership to attract, inspire and support future leaders of the public sector.

Aig-Imoukhuede’s passion and commitment to the development of financial markets has seen him take prominent roles within Nigeria’s financial and capital markets. Notable amongst these was his election as President of the National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2012; Co-Chairmanship of the UK-Nigeria Capital Market Task Force, and Chairmanship of Board of Trustees of the Financial Market Dealers Association, and Wapic Insurance.

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