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Oritsejafor bags EAU’s doctorate degree in leadership, corporate governance


For her commitment and impactful influence of service across sectors globally, a business mogul and philanthropist, Dr. Helen Oritsejafor, has been honoured with the prestigious Honorary Doctorate Degree of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa in Leadership and Corporate Governance by the European American University, Commonwealth of Dominica.

The event, which took place in Lagos at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) recently, saw Oritsejafor being recognised by the varsity for her years of industrious leadership prowess, vast experience in business as well as philanthropic activities.

While appreciating the organisers, she said leadership cuts across all aspects of one’s life, with each individual being the starting point.


As a nation and in a bid to enjoy the dividends of democracy, she said there was the need to embrace leadership in totality to enable youths and the aged to experience true leadership.

While canvassing for more women in leadership positions, she lamented the few women in power.

Oritsejafor stated that the country is in its present position because the womenfolk are not supported to occupy high offices.

She asserted that if more women were in leadership positions, they would not think of themselves only but others too because of their motherly nature.

To this end, she urged women to go out there and prove themselves, stating that there was no limit to what they could achieve.

She dedicated the award to her husband, Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, and to those who had lost hope, encouraging them that irrespective of the environment, or the people they are surrounded with they could amount to anything they desire to be if they believed in themselves.

She added that by staying focused with immense determination, women are capable of achieving goals and fulfilling purposes on earth.


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