The University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has conferred Nigeria’s leading businessman and real estate mogul Richard Nyong (OON) with an honorary doctorate degree, Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Business Administration.
Nyong, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Nigeria’s foremost real estate company was conferred with the degree at the 57th convocation of the institution held in Port Harcourt on Saturday, December 3, 2022. This is in recognition of his status as an illustrious and industrious alumnus with outstanding accomplishments in business and copious philanthropic activities to the service of humanity.
Speaking during the conferment of the honorary degree during the convocation, the Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Professor Georgewill Owunari eulogised Nyong as a worthy ambassador of the institution.
Prof. Owunari commended Mr. Richard Nyong for his selfless contribution to the development of the university through donations and the building of a lecture theatre, which is currently under construction to be named after him upon completion. He urged other well-meaning alumni of the institution to emulate him.
“We are very proud of Mr. Richard Nyong, we are proud of his strides in business, especially in the real estate sector, he is our ambassador and benefactor. On behalf of the Senate and management of the institution, we congratulate him on the National Award of Officer of the Niger (OON) bestowed on him recently by President Muhammadu Buhari”.
In his remarks during the convocation ceremony, Richard Nyong expressed deep appreciation to the Senate, the Governing Council, and the management for finding him worthy of the honour.
“From my heart of heart, I would like to express my profound appreciation to the Senate, the Governing Council, and the staff of the University for this honour. I am a proud product of this great citadel of learning and will always try my best in my capacity to continually support the development of the institution,” he said.