History Made As Top Constitutional Lawyer Mike Ozekhome SAN Gets His13th doctorate degree from Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State,
A remarkable history was made recently when the renowned Constitutional Lawyer and leading Human Rights Activist and Scholar, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Ph.D, successfullly deliver the 29th Convocation Lecture of the Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, on 26th January, 2023,at the University grounds.
The Visiting Professor of Law spoke on a topical matter, “PRIVATE V PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: THE POLITICS, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS”.
Ozekhome, was on the following day, 27th January, 2023, conferred with the LL.D doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) by the same University ( his 13th doctorate degree; one by academic thesis).
The conferment was done alongside other distinguished Nigerians who have made their mark in different spheres of human endeavor. They are Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, CON; African’s Billionaire business woman and philanthropist, Mrs Folurunsho Alakija, Chief Reginald Stanley and Chief Aigboji Aig-Imoukhuade among others.
The event also featured the conferment of first degrees, higher degrees, professor Emeritus of the millennium Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Ogwo .E. Ogwo.
According to Prof Ogbulu the choice of the notable personalities was not for any monetary gains rather for their achievements in various endeavors and contributions to humanity and national development.
He further disclosed that the convocation ceremony would equally feature the commissioning of projects by the Governor of the state and Visitor to the Institution, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.
Prof Ogbulu while congratulating graduands and awardees, revealed that a total of 3,724 students of the University would be graduating, adding that a total number of 19 students made first class honours.
He used the opportunity to thank Governor Ikpeazu “for deploying human and material resources to curb the incessant menace of kidnapping along the Okigwe-Uturu road which for a while hitherto gave negative image to the university”.