Deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi will, on March 26, chair the convocation lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo area of the state.
The lecture, titled, ‘The Future of Developing Economies in a Digital World,’ is part of activities lined up to mark the institution’s 24th convocation ceremony, where a total of 8,959 will be awarded certificates in various degrees and diplomas.
The ceremony is scheduled to hold between March 20 and 27.
The lecture, according Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, will be delivered by the President of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Benedict Oramah.
Prof. Fagbohun also revealed that 76 graduands would bag First Class degrees while six Nigerians, including Sen. (Mrs.) Oluremi Tinubu, wife of national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, and the chairman of Honeywell Flour, Mr. Oba Otudeko, will receive honourary doctorate degrees.
Others to be honoured include Opeyemi Oke, Aderemi Makanjuola and Segun Agbaje.
Prof. Fagbohun, who disclosed that this year’s convocation ceremony would mark his last as the university’s Vice Chancellor, said he was happy with the legacy he would be leaving behind.
He said in appreciation of both the former governing council chairmen and former vice-chancellors, some infrastructure and streets on the main campus would be named after them.
The beneficiaries would include Akin Kekere-Ekun, Bode Augusto, J. K Randle, Ademola Akesode, Jadesola Akande and Oladapo Obafunwa.