Varsity To Honour Ugochukwu, Ohuabunwa, Others
Varsity To Honour Ugochukwu, Ohuabunwa, Others – Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, has announced that it would confer honorary doctorate degrees on the first Executive Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Onyema Ugochukwu and Senator Mao Ohuabunwa.
Others to be honoured with doctorate degrees include veteran highlife musician and leader of the Oriental Brothers International Band, Chief Dansatch Opara, Olympic Gold Medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, President-General of Peoples Club of Nigeria International, Prof. Inno Eke and Managing Director of Urban FM, Mr. Chike Madueke.
According to a press statement by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Nebo, the three-day ceremony commenced yesterday with a non-denominational thanksgiving church service and traditional Iri Ji (New Yam).
The statement added that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, who is also Visitor to the university, would deliver the third convocation lecture today.
The topic of the lecture is “The Pathways to the Development of Africa.”
Other activities for the ceremony include the presentation of Prof. Ola Rotimi’s “Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again” as well as the formal inauguration of the university’s West Africa Green Economic Development Institute (WAGEDI).
Nebo added that degrees and prizes would also be given to over 100 graduates on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
The university management urged the public, especially relations, friends and associates of the graduates to attend all the events, which would hold at the university auditorium.