The senate of the University of Benin recently conferred an honorary doctor of science (D.SC) on the Chief Operating Officer of Green Energy International Limited (GEIL), Dr. Kayode Adegbulugbe for his ingenious contribution to the development of the Nigerian oil and gas sector.
Other award recipients included a former Governor of Lagos and immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Mr. Gbenga Komolafe.
Speaking at the 48th convocation ceremony, Adegbulugbe said he was honoured and humbled to have been considered among other great recipients, saying that their reputation precedes them.
Komolafe said, “The award shows that society is watching us and that we should strive to give our best to the nation, believing that the nation is watching so that our labour would not go unrecognised. Today, myself and other honorees are appreciative of UNIBEN that recognised our various individual contributions to the national development and we are poised to do more to this great nation.”
He called on the youths to contribute their quota to national development, saying that their contribution would be recognised at a point in time.
On his part, Fashola charged the graduands to give back to society as their degrees were a service to society and the school.
“On behalf of the honorees, I pledge our commitment to the University of Benin,” he said.