The Vice-Chancellor University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Professor Aliyu Shugaba has said that the university will confer a Doctorate Degree honourary causa on the Vice President Kashim Shetima, the Shehu of Borno Akhajii Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi, Chief executive of BUA groups, Alhaji Abdussamad Rabiu and the former registrar of the institution, Alhaji Dahiru Bobbo for their contribution to humanity and the University in particular during the 24th Combined Convocation ceremony on Saturday 27 November 2023.
Addressing Journalists at pre conversation briefing, held at Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre recently, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Aliyu Shugaba said “During the 24th combined convocation on Saturday, four eminent Nigerians will be honoured with a doctorate degree and they include the VP Kashim Shetima the Shehu of Borno, Alh Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi, a business Morgul, Alhaji Abdussamad Ishaka Rabiu and the former registrar, Alhaji Dahiru Bobbo for their contributions to humanity and the University “.
The VC said during the 24th Combined Convocation, there will also be an investiture of the Chancellor of the institution, as well as the commissioning of projects by President Bola Tinubu who is the honoured guest of the university.
He said also during the occasion there would be the commissioning of a building built by the Chief Executive of the BUA group, Alhaji Abdussamad Ishaka Rabiu worth over N1 billion and an Oil and Gas centre built by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).
Prof Shugaba said “A total of 33,429 students will be conferred with degrees. 147 students will be conferred with certificates diploma, degrees, Masters and PhDs. Professor Yerima Balla, Professors Emeriti, Abubakar Mustapha and Bamidele R. Badejo will also be conferred with Professor Emeritus at the Muhammadu Indimi Learning Centre. The guests will depart on Sunday the 19th of November, 2023.
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