FBC Honors Obasanjo
Fourah Bay College (FBC) University of Sierra Leone, has conferred an honorary Alumnus Degree on the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Olusegun Obasanjo (in photo).
FBC awarded the former president during an impressive ceremony held past Saturday on the college campus, Mount Aureol, Freetown. The ceremony was graced by several dignitaries in the academic world among them the Deputy Chancellor of the University Sierra Leone Professor Kpamanja, the Principal of FBC Professor Redwood Sawyer, and others.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Chancellor of the University, Professor Kpamanja noted that the Ogun born statesman was awarded the title due to his tremendous contribution in ending the nation’s decade long civil war and his contribution in promoting peace in Africa.
In his statement FBC principal Professor Redwood Sawyer acknowledged the fact that the conferment of such a title is deserved by the former leader, noting that such title is conferred on people that have demonstrated true leadership.
Responding, President Obasanjo thanked the University for such a title which he referred to as noteworthy, describing FBC as the mother of learning institutions in West Africa. He recounted the glorious days when the institution was called the Athens of West Africa and promised to support the college to restore its past glory.
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