The 20th Olu of Warri, HRM, Ogiame Ikenwoli I, is one of the eminent Nigerians to receive Benson Idahosa University (BIU) honorary doctorate degree in the forthcoming University convocation ceremony, set to hold on the 8th of July, 2017.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Sam Guobadia disclosed during a courtesy visit to the Olu’s Palace in Warri, Delta State.
According to Prof. Guobadia who led the University Management delegation, he said they came to convey the endorsement of the University Governing Council on Management’s recommendation that the Olu of Warri be honoured with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity.
“As a community we know you deserve this significant award because of your resourcefulness which the throne is widely known for.”
You are the 20th Olu of Warri; you are a child of God, a man of peace and a widely acknowledged bridge builder that has led his people well which ”
Speaking during the visit, the Olu said, it is a great honour to him to be recognized by the University and deemed fit.
“I am indeed elated with this offer and promise to be there on the proposed date with my entourage.”
He mentioned that he is always very happy to associate himself with the University Chancellor, Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa.
“To me, this is family affair as I am a deeply involved member of the church. I am here to identify with you. Feel free to call for my assistance and whatever that is within me to do or give, I will do.” he said
He further thanked the University Management for honouring him with their presence and wished them a safe return back home.