All is now set for the conferment of a Honourary Doctorate Degree on the member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke by the Federal University Lokoja (FUL).
The Honour will be confered on the Philanthropist cum seasoned Federal Lawmaker at the combined 6th and 7th Convocation of the Institution.
In a letter signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, the honour was in recognition of his performance in Local administration, electoral reforms, executive advisory roles, national ethics and values and due process in public procurement.
“On behalf of the Senate and Management of the University, I write to congratulate you on the assumption of office as Member, House of Representative & Chairman, House Committee on Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I am pleased to inform you that the Governing Council and Senate of Federal University Lokoja have approved that you be conferred with Doctor of Letters D.Litt. (Honoris Causa), at her 6th & 7th Convocation Ceremony scheduled for October 16th-21st 2023. This is in recognition of your immense contribution to the growth of democracy, particularly in Local Council development, electoral reforms, executive advisory roles, national ethics and values and due process in public procurement.
“The Federal University Lokoja (FUL) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2011, to expand the access to quality tertiary education in Nigeria, especially to catchment areas, the host Community and other parts of North- Central Nigeria. The University Currently offers 59 academic programmes in Six Faculties and a College of Health Sciences with a student population of about 10,000. The University is very relevant to the history of Nigeria as its location is the first Capital of Nigeria and the Confluence state which has become a melting points for Nigerians from diverse cultures and language. Our Post-graduate and undergraduate students are drawn from all the state of the federation, thereby making the University a unifying academic Institution of the country.
“An Honorary Doctorate award acknowledges that the recipient deserves some recognition for some unparalleled achievement in their lifetime, we would be honoured to have you as Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) of Federal University Lokoja, Nigeria.