The University of Benin Alumni Association, Lagos Chapter has honoured the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Kennedy Uzoka.
The honour which was conferred at an event held in Lagos, according to a statement, was in appreciation of Uzoka’s hard work, diligence and continuous commitment to the values of excellence’ as a banker and head of the Pan-African financial institution with presence in 20 African countries.
Honoured along with Uzoka were Emeritus Professor, Osato Giwa-Osagie, a renowned professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Founder of OMNI Medical Clinic, Dr(Mrs) Rametu Omamegbe Momodu, Deputy Director, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), among others.
Responding to the honour, Uzoka expressed delight at being honoured by the university he holds in high esteem, saying, “I am very proud of this great university which was very instrumental in molding me to what I have become today, driving a financial institution with strong commitment to the development of the African continent.”
He reiterated his commitment and that of the bank to continue to support the development of UNIBEN, adding that UBA has been showing deep interest and support to the institution. For instance, the bank recently built an ultra-modern ICT Centre at the Ugbowo Campus through the UBA Foundation among other things, in the university.
The Chairman of Occasion, Gen. Felix Edafioghor, who spoke at the occasion, said the dinner was in honour of the Alumni of the university who had contributed immensely to the development of the society and that of the university.
Also speaking, Pharm. Stephen Onojomete, Chairman, UNIBEN Alumni Association, Lagos Chapter, noted that the award provides an “opportunity to showcase and celebrate our great mean and women who by hardwork, diligence and a continuous commitment to the values of excellence; have recorded major strides in their chosen profession thus contributing to national growth and development in general and projecting the good image of UNIBEN.”