Almakura get honorary doctorate as NSUK holds convocation


Immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, Umar Almakura would be awarded an honorary doctorate degree at the 6th Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) convocation ceremony.

The Vice Chancellor of the school Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, said the 6th Convocation ceremony University keffi will take place on the 28th March 2020.

This information was made known on Thursday, during the official presentation of a letter of award of Honorary Doctorate Degree on the erstwhile governor of Nasarawa State, and senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial district, distinguished at his office in Abuja.

The Vice Chancellor who was accompanied by the Pro Chancellor and chairman governing Council Professor Emeritus Adamu Baikie informed him that the honor was in recognition of his immense contribution to Nasarawa State in general and NSUK in particular.

Mohammed highlighted the construction of sound road networks on campus, the donation and furnishing of both Male and Female Hostels amongst other very visible projects in the campus.

He further informed the senator that he had bequeathed a worthy successor in the person of his Excellency Engineer Abdullahi Sule who is continuing with the laudable people oriented programmes he had started during his regime.

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He also praised the former governor for his unique political sagacity and the change he brought to the socio economic landscape of the state.

Presenting the letter of award to Senator Al Makura, Baikie said the award is simply a token for the good work he had done and he is still doing.

He recalled his several encounters especially how he was made the pioneer Vice Chancellor of NSUK and how senator Al Makura appointed him as chairman governing Council before the expiration of his tenure.

He thanked the senator for finding him worthy and also for accepting the honor.

In his response, Al Makura said he was humbled by the honor because it was coming from the university.

He made reference to the sterling qualities of Professor Baikie as someone who had instilled very rare values in him and he had shaped and nurtured his life to where he is today.

He thanked the professor for the recovery of best standards in the university which have been made possible by the leadership of the team he had constituted, he sincerely thanked the university management for the honour and said that the university is lucky to have the leadership of Professor Baikie and the present university management under Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed.

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Management staff who were on the visit included the two Deputy Vice Chancellors, the university Registrar, the Bursar the university librarian and the Information and Protocol Officer

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