Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress,
APC will on Saturday be awarded Honorary Doctorate from the Njala University in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Tinubu will be conferred with the Doctor of Civil Laws, (DCL) degree, Honoris Causa by the University in recognition of what Njala University described as “your outstanding role in Nigerian politics, especially your contributions to the field of education during your term as governor of Lagos State”.
The conferment ceremony will take place during the convocation ceremony of the University in Makonde in the South of Sierra Leone on Saturday February 15th, 2014. Njala University is an independent University and celebrating its 50th anniversary.
In the letter of ward, signed by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University, Prof. Abu Essay, the university described former Governor Dinuba as a Great Son of Africa who has had a remarkable career in Public Service.
Meanwhile, on Friday the 14th of February, a Presidential reception in honor of Asiwaju Tinubu will commence in the afternoon.President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone
will receive Asiwaju Tinubu in private audience before the grand reception.
Former Governor Tinubu remains committed to the political and economic liberation of Africa starting with the sub-region.This is aptly demonstrated in the key role he played in the restoration of democracy in Ghana, Sierra Leone and other countries. Presently, he leads Nigeria’s largest party after a historic merger by the opposition.