Chika Ikenna, the Group Managing Director of Eunisell Group, shirt sponsors of Nigeria’s leading football club, Rivers United, is to be conferred with a honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) by the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, in Abia State tomorrow.
Since 2015, the brand has revolutionised the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) through sponsorship of the Port Harcourt based club as well as
introduce the prestigious Eunisell Boot Award for footballers.
A premium value of N200,000 per goal is paid by Eunisell to the player with the highest score in the Nigerian topflight every season as a way to revitalise goal scoring by strikers in the NPFL.
Ikenga is founder of the Eunisell Group, West Africa’s largest independent chemical as well as oil and gas engineering solutions company.
The doctorate degree award is in recognition of Ikenga’s monumental achievements as a renowned industrialist, who has ensured the growth of Eunisell into an indigenous conglomerate as well as elevating the quality of life of Nigerians.
Eunisell’s impressive growth, market reputation, regulatory compliance, visionary leadership, operational efficiency and corporate governance adherence earned it the prestigious Nigeria Investor Value Award (NIVA), under Ikenga’s guidance.
Apart from its contributions in the upstream and downstream sector of the oil industry, Eunisell has boosted Nigeria’s domestic league, the Nigeria Professional Football League, as part of its commitment to the development of the society.
The Doctorate Degree will be presented at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of the institution, slated for November 27, 2021, in Umudike, Umuahia.