The deposed Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, will on March 26 chair the convocation lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, with the theme, ‘The Future of Developing Economies in a Digital World.
The lecture, according to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun 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. Announcing the choice of Sanusi as the lecture chairman at a pre-convocation briefing, Fagbohun said the choice predated the removal of the emir, adding that the deposition has also not reduced the intellectual richness of Sanusi.
He further revealed the lecture would be delivered by the president of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Benedict Oramah. He added that 76 graduands would bag first class degrees, while six distinguished Nigerians, including Oluremi Tinubu, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, and Oba Otudeko, will receive honourary doctorate degrees. Others to be honoured include Opeyemi Oke, Aderemi Makanjuola, and Segun Agbaje.
Fagbohun also disclosed that this year’s ceremony would mark his last as the institution’s Vice-Chancellor. Among those to be honoured with infrastructures name include Akin Kekere-Ekun, Bode Augusto, J. K Randle, Ademola Akesode, Jadesola Akande and Oladapo Obafunwa.