Justice Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi, a former Chairman of the Independent and Corrupt Practices, Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission was one of those honoured at the 4th convocation ceremony of Lead City University, Ibadan’s first private university on Wednesday.
Also honoured were the Most Rev’d (Dr.) Felix Alaba Job and Alhaji Falau Bello.
Justice Akanbi, revered for his uprightness, was awarded with a honourary degree in view of his impressive contributions in the legal landscape of Nigeria.
Dr Alaba Job, a brilliant Church leader was honoured in recognition of the many lives he has touched for good and the enormous contributions he has made towards the upliftment of Nigeria.
Alhaji Bello got into the category of the awardees because of his contributions in the banking sector and the business domain generally.
While speaking at the ceremony, the Chancellor of the University, Professor Gabriel Ogunmola said students of the of the institution “have been equipped to think differently, to be creative, innovative and face the future with confidence and boldness.”
In his speech, Professor Johnson Bamidele Aladekomo, the institution’s Vice Chancellor disclosed that in its quest to produce graduates that can compete favourably with their peers anywhere in the world, the university shares the passion of the older institutions to preserve excellence and university autonomy. He said “Lead City University’s degree programmes are formulated not only to meet the NUC (Nigerian Universities Commission) benchmarks but their contents reflect the inspirations from those of older universities. The Quality Assurance Unit of the University ensures that staff members deliver the lectures and comply with the syllabuses.”
The Vice Chancellor also disclosed that the younger members of the academic staff of the institution are encouraged and supported to undertake research leading to the award of Ph.Ds.
While speaking about the accreditation of courses in Lead City University, Prof. Aladekomo noted that all the programmes presented in the 2009-2010 academic year were fully accredited. He therefore urged parents to have full confidence in the quality of education their children receive from the institution