The immediate past governors of Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Kano states, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Mr. Goodswill Akpabio and Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso respectively were yesterday conferred with honorary degrees by the Babcock University on June 4, 2015 for their outstanding achievements in governance of their states, according to Leadership Newspaper!
Professor James Kayode Makinde while addressing the fourth postgraduate convocation ceremony held in the university’s central cafeteria, said the conferment of degrees on the past governors by the university was to identify with their commitment to making the future of Nigeria bright, saying:
“In keeping with our tradition of recognizing excellence as part of our initiative of encouraging development and patriotism, the university is conferring honorary degrees on the following achievers: Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso and Mr. Godswill Obot Akpabio.”
Fashola bagged Doctor of Humane Letter, Akpabio who was reportedly absent at the ceremony got Doctor of Science in Global Economic Development, while Kwankwaso was conferred with Doctor of Science in Global Economic Development.
Makinde also lamented on the challenge of the near collapse of the country’s educational sector over the last few years, adding the following:
“Inadequate medical care leading to dwindling quality of life and living ; weak economic power owing to rising inflationary trend and the brain drain syndrome have embolden us as an institution to reverse the trend and offer a fresh lease of hope to millions.”