Entertainment & SocietyRichard Nyong Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree From UNIPORT

Richard Nyong Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree From UNIPORT


December 05, (THEWILL) – The University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has conferred on socialite and businessman, Richard Nyong, an honorary doctorate degree, Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Business Administration.

Nyong, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, 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 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.

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.

Recall that a few weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari bestowed on him the National Award of Officer of the Niger (OON).

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