Relationship Coach, Okonkwo bags MLU honorary degree
Relationship Coach and Counselor, Kingsley Okonkwo, has been conferred with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) award in Transformational Leadership from Myles Leadership University (MLU).
The Director of Programme, Myles Leadership University, Matthew Mario, while speaking at the conferment ceremony held in Lagos, said that the MLU, which is affiliated with top Universities in India, Benin, Togo and Cameroun, selected Okonkwo as a recipient of the award for his outstanding contributions in the areas of youth development, spiritual leadership, mentorship, leadership and philanthropy.
He stated that Okonkwo’s leadership qualities and profundity of thoughts have placed him on a pedestal above all his equals.
He noted that the university is committed to socio-economic wellbeing and bridging the leadership gap in the society by raising exceptional leaders across different sectors, who will champion change in whatever industry they venture into.
“MLU is reputed internationally as an innovative academic institution that strives to create a norm in training of future leaders. Being part of this year’s distinguished honorary doctorate award, as well as an awardee is indeed a lifetime opportunity and achievement considering MLU’s international recognition, reputation and accreditation.
“The choice of the distinguished honorary doctorate award recipients was a painstaking exercise considering our standards and values. It is indeed recognition of excellence in the awardees’ endeavour as well as an encouragement for them to do more. Our goal is to create, innovate and impact our generation and future leaders in the right education for continual sustainability of organisations, institutions and the world economy,” he added.
While accepting the offer, Okonkwo, who is also the Founder of David Christian Centre (DCC), said Myles Leadership University honorary degree is a great idea, which serves as an encouragement for him to make more impact in leadership as an individual.
“Nigeria has been deficient in the leadership arena, but I believe we are at a time when leadership will get better, thank God for schools like MLU and other institutions helping to build leadership. I believe that we are at the point of the season where leadership will become better in Nigeria and Africa as a whole,” he said.