Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was on Sunday conferred with Honorary Doctorate of Letters (LLD), honoris causa by Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State.
The University said Zulum was honoured for his “exceptional” performance since becoming Governor in 2019.
The conferment was done during the University’s ninth convocation ceremony attended by Governor Zulum in Ado-Ekiti.
Host Governor Kayode Fayemi attended the convocation.
Proprietor and chancellor of the University, Afe Babalola, SAN, paid tribute to Governor Zulum’s unwavering commitment and dedication in serving his people.
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Smaranda Olarinde had at a press conference on Monday, November, 15, 2021 announced that Zulum was to be honoured for his “proven integrity, character and exceptional contributions to the development of the society”.
The VC also disclosed that The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari and Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe were to be honoured as well with honourary doctorates to appreciate their services.