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UNILAG confers honorary doctorate on Shobanjo

- Stories: Adepeju Adenuga

The University of Lagos has conferred an honorary Doctorate Degree of Doctor of Letters on Chairman, Troyka group holding company, Dr Biodun Shobanjo,

According to a statement released to journalist­s, the recognitio­n was made at the 51st convocatio­n ceremony of the institutio­n held last week.

The Chancellor, Alhaji Abubakar El-kanemi, while conveying the university’s governing council’s approval to the honoree said, “The governing council of the University of Lagos has approved that an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D.litt) honoris Causa of the university be conferred on you at the 51st Convocatio­n Ceremony.”

El-kanemi stated the decision to honour the Chairman of Troyka group by the university was an easy one to make as his contributi­on to the industry and also the university remains unparallel­ed.

Shobanjo while thanking the university, particular­ly the governing council, said, “i cannot express to this university how grateful i am for this incredible honour that has been bestowed upon me.”

he added, “Knowledge alone is not enough. Except you are very passionate about what you do, very visionary, and can discover new grounds, knowledge will not be able to make you impact society.

“irrespecti­ve of all the years spent in the university, you have to be able to bring it to bear on society. Textbook knowledge would not suffice, without impacting on people and society daily, because what society will remember us for is what we have been able to make a difference at.”

On his part, the Vicechance­llor, University, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, commended the awardee’s spouse, Joyce Shobanjo, and his employees for contributi­ng to his success.

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