Following reports that Emeka Okonkwo also known as E-Money recently bagged an honorary degree in Business Management and Corporate Governance from the University of Lagos, the governing body of the school has now come forward to debunk the reports.
In a statement released by its Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, for Management, Taiwo Oloyede, she denied reports that the school authority had awarded E-Money an honorary doctorate degree but rather named the awardees for its honorary degree.
In her words, she said;
The University of Lagos, #UnilagNigeria, on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at its 50th (2018) Convocation Ceremonies (Day 3), conferred Distinguished & Emeritus Professorship and Honorary Doctorate Degrees on the following eminent personalities;
Prof. James Dele Olowokudejo, a Professor of Plant Taxonomy (Distinguished Professorship award), Prof. Sulaiman A. Adekola of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Emeritus Professorship award), Alhaji Lateef Olufemi Okunnu, a foremost Lawyer & a former Federal Commissioner for Works & Housing- Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa of the University), Dr Daniel K. Olukoya, founder of Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries and a Molecular Geneticist (Honoris Causa of the University), Mr Jim Ovia, founder and Chairman of ZenithBank (Honoris Causa of the University).
Oloyede, however, affirmed that the aforementioned personalities are the only people who were conferred with these awards by the University of Lagos at the 50th Convocation Ceremonies, thus, any story stating otherwise is false and should be amended accordingly.
Though E-Money on his post said the doctorate degree was given to him by the European-American University in an event held in Unilag, he never mentioned receiving the award from Unilag.
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