Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, the Immediate Past Governor of Delta State has been conferred with a Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) in Public Administration by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Uduaghan was conferred with the Doctorate dehre at the 50th Convocation/Golden Jubilee ceremony of the University which held on Saturday March 25, 2023 in Nsukka, Enugu State.
Dr Uduaghan was among only three awardees in that category. The other two are the GMD of Zenith Bank Plc and an alumnus of UNN, Engr. Fubara Obioha.
The Honorary Doctorate degree of the University of Nigeria is reserved for men and women of uncommon achievements and Dr. Uduaghan was recognized for his contribution to public service and governance.
During his time as Governor of Delta State, Dr. Uduaghan was reputed for his N5m oversea scholarship given to first class graduates of Delta State and remarkable improvement in the fortunes of education as well as other sectors of the State.
Moments earlier, Dr. Uduaghan commissioned the brand new University of Nigeria Medical Centre built from the University’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). The former Governor commended the Vice-Chancellor for the initiative and advised other tertiary institutions to emulate UNN.
Delta Governor-Elect, Oborevwori congratulates Uduaghan on award of honourary Doctorate degree
Meanwhile, the Delta State Governor-Elect and the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has heartily felicitated with the immediate past Governor of the state, His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan as he bagged award of Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He described the Ex-Governor as a quitessential administrator with a mark of wisdom and noted that History will be kind to him.
In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, the Governor -Elect and National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, said he was not surprised by this milestone honour, noting that Uduaghan’s benevolence and passion for good governance are well documented for future generation of leaders in the state.
According to him, Ex-Governor Uduaghan’ footprints are widespread and diverse, adding that concerns about public health and issues affecting children and women received priority attention as a governor of Delta State.
The Governor-Elect said that; ” This award to his Excellency is coming at the right time. It shows as a public office holder, people pay attention to the things we do.
“I am so happy for him. Moreso, I recalled the unwavering support I enjoyed from him during the build up to the March 18th gubernatorial election. This award is coming from one of Nigeria’s first generation Universities, I do not take this for granted.
“I join family members, particularly his wife, Her Experience, Deaconess Roli Uduaghan in congratulating our former governor.”
Rt Hon Oborevwori prayed that the awardee should count his blessings and asked the Almighty God to grant him divine health, strength and wisdom to do more for humanity.
Delta PDP congratulates Dr Uduaghan on award of Doctorate from UNN
Similarly, the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has warmly felicitated His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Governor of Delta State, on the award of the prestigious Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
The salutation was contained in a congratulatory message issued by the State PDP Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, which reads: “Your Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP heartily congratulates you on the conferment of the Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) award, by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
“We are indeed not surprised that the famous University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has found in you, a worthy recipient of this prestigious award, long after you left office and honorably side-stepped out of the national spotlight, with admirable decorum, dignity, and equanimity.
Your leadership track record as a two-term PDP Governor, hallmarked by your exceptional disposition towards peacebuilding as the core substructure for a development-driven society, which indeed was one of the cardinal elements of your visionary Three Point Agenda, complemented by the other components of Infrastructure and Human Capital Development, speaks volumes for the sustainable peace Delta State enjoyed, during your tenure and the collective unity and harmony amongst many members of our party, in the run-up to the 2023 general elections.
We also recall with great pride, the brilliant maiden paper you delivered during the annual lecture series graciously endowed in your name, for the Professor B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), in 2019, which still resonates with great import, clarity, and relevance in our national polity, four years after.
Congratulations once again, Your Excellency, on this well-deserved recognition by one of the leading tertiary institutions of learning in our country. We have no doubts whatsoever that this award, the precursor of many to come, will greatly energize your impressive efforts and advocacy in the pursuit of sustainable peace in our society.
We are indeed proud and humbled, to embrace you as one of our very own; leader, mentor, and elder statesman, in the PDP Family.