The second richest woman in Africa and one of the five richest black women in the world, Apostle Folorunsho Alakija, has expressed her deep sense of honour to Chrisland University, Abeokuta, as the school singled her out for a prestigious award.
The Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil Ltd, who was one of the two recipients of the school’s maiden honorary doctorate at her 4th convocation ceremony, on November 8, 2022, stated that the school has made some remarkable achievements.
While thanking the school for finding her worthy of its Doctor of Science in Business Administration (Honoraris Causa), the philanthropist explained that such gesture is an honour to her while expressing her delight in visiting the school, having heard a lot about its Chancellor, High Chief (Dr) Winifred Awosika.
The business tycoon also pledged to always partner and identify with the school at all times, adding that the school has shown lots of prospect of becoming a force to reckon with globally.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Peace Babalola, while introducing Chief (Mrs) Alakija, explained that the oil magnate is usually careful about accepting awards from institutions.
The other recipient of the honorary degree is the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, who was conferred Doctor of Science in Political Science and Administration (Honoraris Causa).
Commending the quality of the institution’s graduate, Mrs Alakija presented a special gift to the overall best graduating student, Miss Tolu Afolabi, from the Department of Biochemistry, who recorded a CGPA of 4.92 out of possible 5, while promising to present gifts also to all the graduands.
Meanwhile, the Chancellor, High Chief (Dr) Winifred Awosika, while explaining that the award is the highest honour the school can accord anyone, explained that the duo were carefully selected based on their records of contribution to the development of humanity and not for any special favour to the university.