Indimi receives UNIUYO honorary doctorate award
For his outstanding contribution to development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry, as well as sustainable community development initiatives, University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Akwa Ibom State, has conferred an honorary doctorate degree in Business Administration to Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Indimi.
The award was conferred on him recently during the combined 22nd and 23rd convocation of the university, attended by governors Kashim Shettima of Borno and Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe states. Emir of Kano, HRH Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, Shehu of Dikwa, HRH Alhaji Muhammed Ibn Mustafa II Al-Amin Elkanemi, Deputy Governor of Kano, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, prominent traditional rulers as well as other notable dignitaries were also present at the occasion.
The university at the event highlighted Indimi’s philanthropic activities across education, health and social welfare, housing and critical aid provision. Since 2009 Indimi, through Oriental Energy Resources, has awarded over 470 scholarships to recipients in Akwa Ibom State, created a sponsorship programme for the UNIUYO’s Department of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, as well as trained and awarded start-up funds to over 270 youths from the state. Indimi has also trained 500 women, 200 of whom were awarded seed funding to start new business.
The university honour came at a time when Indimi is currently building a N700m modern residential estate of 100 units in Enwang, headquarters of Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State aimed at providing housing for beneficiaries from the host communities.
When completed, the village will have a solar-powered electrification system, a school, clinic, a shopping centre and other amenities.