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FUOYE to award Adeola Bamidele, honorary doctorate degrees

By Guardian Editor
04 December 2023   |   5:38 am
The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has named the Majority Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele and Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Solomon Adeola, among eminent Nigerians to be awarded honorary doctorate degrees during its forthcoming convocation

L-R: Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele; Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof. Tajudeen Bolanle and Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Solomon Adeola at the presentation of letters of invitation for the award of honorary doctorate degrees to the senators at the Senate Chamber, Abuja.Photo: PM News

The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has named the Majority Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele and Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Solomon Adeola, among eminent Nigerians to be awarded honorary doctorate degrees during its forthcoming convocation.

The university stated the plan in separate letters of invitation to the legislators as special guests and awardees at its eighth convocation scheduled to hold between February 4 and 11, 2024.

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, presented the invitation letters to the legislators at the Senate Complex in Abuja on Thursday, pointing out diverse reasons for the governing council’s resolve to award them with the honors.

In the letters, Bamidele, representing Ekiti Central in the Senate, will be awarded honorary doctorate degree in Law while Adeola, representing Ogun West, will be honoured with doctorate degree in Accounting.

Adeola, after receiving his own letter of invitation, commended the institution for the award and for recognising his contributions to national development, pledging to do all things within his capacity to support the institution.

He said: “As I stand before you, I know two tertiary institutions in my state that have invited me for this kind of award. I have tactically avoided such an award due to my perspective that Ph.D. should be earned rather than being awarded Honoris Causa.

“After my due consideration, I realise that there is nothing wrong in an award. I am a chartered accountant by profession. I am an accounting graduate. I am also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

“Aside, I have contributed immensely to the good governance in this country and beyond. If I am considered for such an award in my own field, I think it is worthy. It is on this ground I decided to accept it.”

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