The Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund and Reproductive/Public Health Expert; Dr. Natalia kanem and Dr. Thomas Ilube — Chairman, British Rugby Football Union are among the five eminent personalities to bag honorary degrees at the 46th and 47th Convocation of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
The University also shortlisted retired Army General, Theophilus Danjuma, GCON and former Governor of Edo State and former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress as well as Pro-Chancellor, University of Ibadan; Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for honour at the Convocation in November this year.
This was disclosed in a Press release on Monday by Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, the spokesperson of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
She said the names of the award recipients including Mr Oluwakemi Pinheiro, the Fellow, Institute of Chartered Arbitrators of Nigeria and four others have been approved by the Institution’s Governing Council and Senate, in recognition of their contributions to the uplift of humanity.
Ehanire described Natalia as a seasoned Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Fellow, Institute of Chartered Arbitrators of Nigeria while the two other awardees include Mr Oluwakemi Pinheiro, and Dr Thomas Ilube, Education Philanthropist.
According to the statement, the Vice Chancellor, University of Benin, Professor Lilian Salami, is expected to roll out plans for the Convocation, Founders ‘ Day and Golden Jubilee Ceremonies in a Press briefing, ahead of the Celebrations.