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Oniwasinmi, Oba Osuntogun bags ESTG Cotonou varsity’s honorary doctorate

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By OLALEKAN AYENI --- The great philanthropist, educationist and custodian of cultures and traditions in Wasinmiland, Oba (Dr) Emmnanuel Babatunde Osuntogun, has been honoured with honorary doctorate degree (Honoris Causa) in Leadership/Community Development and Support towards educational growth by the prestigious ESTG University of Cotonou, Benin Republic, a French-speaking West African nation.

The award, according to the accredited University Registrar, Hon Igbalaye Wasiu Ayodele, was part of the institution's objectivity of honouring, encouraging and appreciating those who are dedicated to service and development in education sector.

Dr Igbalaye was represented by the Rector, Owu College of Management Technology (OCMT), Dr Aderemi Adekunle at the 4th Matriculation of OCMT in Wasinmi Community, Ogun State.

The Rector, while congratulating the royal majesty, who has been a seasoned teacher and school proprietor for over three decades, said "it is a worthy honour for the Kabiyesi for his hardworking, outstanding achievements, and immense contributions to education sector and society as a whole."

In an acceptance speech, Oba Osuntogun appreciated the university Senate and Governing Council for the honour.

He said, “My deep thanks to the esteemed ESTG University of Cotonou for awarding me this honorary Doctorate. A special thanks goes to the University Senate and Council. This is indeed a tremendous honour.”

He urged both the foreign university students and OCMT matriculants to be change agents, good citizens, good neighbours and good friends in the community. "I want you to be active in this community to impact other lives, good ambassadors to your families, truthful in all dealings, productive, intelligent labour and patriotic commitment. I want you all to desist from any form of criminal activities that could jeopardize your future career," Oba Osuntogun, added.

Oba Osuntogun is a trained teacher with many years experience, founder and proprietor of Premier Group of Schools; Patron, Ewekoro Zone of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS); Patron, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Life Patron of Ogun State Boxing Association; Fellow Member, Association of Information and Management Science, and Chairman of the Governing Council of OCMT, to mention but a few of the Kabiyesi's attainments.

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