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Tinubu Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree From Afe Babalola University 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu honoured again.     

Funsho Akinwale

The National Leader of the ruling party, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday was conferred with an honorary degree by Afe Babalola University in Ekiti State.

The prominent politician was honoured along with other top individuals, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe.

Sultan of Sokoto, Tinubu, Obi of Ontsha and awardee
Sultan of Sokoto, Tinubu, Obi of Ontsha and awardee

They were all honoured during the seventh convocation ceremony of the institution.

While the Sultan of Sokoto and Obi of Onitsha were decorated as Doctors of Letters, Tinubu was conferred with Doctor of Public Administration.

During the reading of citation, the Sultan of Sokoto was described as a serial honorary awardee who has received honorary degrees in over 10 universities.

Afe Babalola, Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Afe Babalola, Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

He is also the current chancellor of the University of Ibadan.

Asiwaju was chosen by the institution for being a true believer of federalism and for his political acumen.

The awardees were subsequently inducted into the alumni association of ABUAD.

Other notable personalities at the ceremony were Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister for Interior Affairs, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, Executive Governor of Ogun State, and Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State.

Aregbesola, Tambual, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu and Oyetola
Aregbesola, Tambual, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu and Oyetola

Chief Bisi Akande, former Executive Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, Executive Governor of Osun State, and Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Executive Governor of Sokoto State were also at the event.

Photo Credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme.